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Rock Hyrax at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Rock Hyrax

Procavia capensis

Family

Procaviildae, Hyrax family

Conservation Status

Least concern, IUCN

Distribution

Most of Africa and the Middle East

Habitat

Rocky arid land including deserts, savannas and scrub forests.

Factoid

About 55 million years ago the elephant and hyrax shared a common ancestor
Due to heavy storm erosion, our hiking trails will be closed until further notice. The Zoo is still open.