Table Mountain, Cape Town Views

by Renae

“The cable car soars above Cape Town on its way to the summit of Table Mountain. Top right — The dassie, or rock hyrax is the closest living relative of the elephant. Bottom left – King Protea, South Africa’s national flower.”

Wow — not only is that a great view over Cape Town, but the dassie?!? I’ve never heard of such a creature! The photoshopping in this photo makes it look elephant-sized, alright! Wiki tells me that these creatures are known as dassies in South Africa, and sometimes rock rabbits. The Swahili names for them are pimbi, pelele and wibari, though the latter two names are nowadays reserved for the tree hyraxes.
 

 

 

 

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