Bush hyrax colony in the Mara North Conservancy, Kenya
In honor of the UNs International Day of Families, we present the hyraxa species with a rather surprising family tree. These furry mammals are frequently fallacious for rodents, but theyre more carefully associated with the elephant and manatee. Hyraxes even sport tusk-like incisors like their elephant cousins. To live warm, the species spends tons of its time sunbathing, an pastime which makes them vulnerable to predators. But even hyrax families look out for each otherand a male hyrax will stand protect to watch for potential threats.