Which Hyrex

Hi, can anyone tell me which Hyrex I have here. They were all seen last August in Tarangire N.P., Tanzania.





  • vnsankar123

    They look like Bush Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei).

  • tomeslice

    I second vnsankar123. Bush Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei, also referred to sometimes as Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax)

  • Andrew Block

    I agree with the two previous ids. though the bottom one kind of looks like a Tree Hyrax, but not sure.

  • Charles Foley

    The top two are Bush Hyrax. In fact the one at the top is a well known individual called ‘Beswick’. The bottom one is a Southern Tree Hyrax, Dendrohyrax arboreus. Note the white cheeks.


    • Jon Hall

      Ha ha .. not only can we ID the species, we can give you the individual’s name. THanks Charles! (I’m in the Dominican Republic and just saw a Solenodon… something I imagine is on your most wanted list?) Jon

      • Charles Foley

        Hi Jon,

        Yes the Solenodon definitely on my list, but I get suspicious looks from the missus whenever I suggest the Dominican Republic as the perfect destination for a family holiday….


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