Rock Hyrax / Rock Dassie
Afrikaans name: Klipdassie
Rock Hyrax or Rock Dassie
Interesting facts about Dassies
The Rock Hyrax is most often referred to as the 'dassie'. It is also sometimes called the Cape Hyrax.
Dassies are most often found in rocky areas which gives them places to hide from predators.
They live in colonies of 10 or more. Some individuals act as lookouts while the others forage for food. If danger approaches they give a warning signal and all the dassies run to safety.
The Rock Hyrax feeds on grass and other plant material.
Females give birth to 2 or 3 young.
References and further readingWild Ways - 2nd Edition - Author: Peter Apps - Published: 2000 - Page: 123
Wildlife of the Cape Peninsula - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 2001 - Page: 24
Tracks and Tracking in Southern Africa - Author: Louis Liebenberg - Published: 2000 - Page: 47
Wild About Johannesburg - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 1995 - Page: 21
The Sandton Field Guide - Author: Sandton Nature Conservation Society - Published: 1982 - Page: 33
The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa - Author: P. Briggs - Published: 2020 - Page: 338
Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 79
The Mammal Guide of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Burger Cillie - Published: 2011 - Page: 176
South African Animals in the Wild - Author: Anthony Bannister - Published: 1985 - Page: 100
Signs of the Wild - 5th Edition - Author: Clive Walker - Published: 1996 - Page: 124
Signs of the Wild - 3rd Edition - Author: Clive Walker - Published: 1986 - Page: 125
Pollinators, Predators and Parasites - Author: C. Scholtz, J. Scholtz, H. De Klerk - Published: 2021 - Page: 125
Mammals of the Kruger and other National Parks - Author: The National Parks Board - Published: 1980 - Page: 70
Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Burger Cillie - Published: 1987 - Page: 63
Maberlys Mammals of Southern Africa - Revised edition - Author: Richard Goss - Published: 1986 - Page: 188
Kruger National Park Questions and Answers - Author: P.F. Fourie - Published: 1987 - Page: 327
Land Mammals of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Reay HN Smithers - Published: 1986 - Page: 135
Game Ranger in your Backpack - Author: Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick - Published: 2013 - Page: 82
Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 420
Field Guide to the Mammals of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar et al. - Published: 1987 - Page: 105
Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Published: 1997 - Page: 286
Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Published: 2001 - Page: 166
A Field Guide to the Eastern Cape Coast - Author: R. Lubke, F. Gess & M. Bruton - Published: 1988 - Page: 297
A Field Guide to the Mammals of Africa including Madagascar - Author: Theodor Haltenorth and Helmut Diller - Published: 1980 - Page: 122
Animals of the Kruger National Park - Author: G. de Graaff - Published: 1987 - Page: 49
Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 622 - Author: - Published: 0 - Page: 58
Chris and Tilde Stuarts Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa - 1st Edit - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Published: 1988 - Page: 166
Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Published: 2004 - Page: 156