Geology for Global Development

Wildlife in the Field

Friday Photo (86): Wildlife in the Field – the Rock Hyrax

This little guy (can you spot him?!) is a Dassie, or “Rock Hyrax” – a familiar friend to many geologists in the field. These animals live in groups among large fallen blocks of rock, and will pop their heads up periodically to keep an eye on you as you go about your fieldwork. They can  cause problems as they have designated ‘toilet rocks’, and their urine can cover a ...[Read More]