Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hoy! What you looking at?

There are a couple of places along the Garden Route where visitors are able to see what we generally refer to as Dassies.  The Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis), or Cape Hyrax live in habitats with rock crevices in which to escape from predators.  They normally live in groups of 10–80 animals and forage as a group.  Like with Meerkat (Suricate) there is always one on the lookout for predators, or in this case posing for photographers.  They aren't endangered and unfortunately, in some areas they are seen as a minor pest.

Info obtained from Wikipedia


  1. Yay, dassies! That made me smile this morning!! :)

  2. I thought the dassies were So cute. Also saw them on Table Mt.