Home is where the heart is These cute critters are so versatile; they call wide parts of Africa home and live in almost any type of terrain from dry savannah to dense rainforest. They love rocky areas mostly because they can hide and hibernate in the small crevasses. Funny family tree Their adorable faces, robust bodies and pale brown fur may remind you of a rabbit or meerkat, but surprisingly their closest living relative is actually the elephant! Hyraxes have tusks, similar to that of elephants that grow from their incisor teeth. They also have very similar flat, hoof-like feet, the bottoms of which are shaped like a suction cup to help them climb. Triple the tummy Hyraxes feed on a diet of grasses, leaves, fruits, insects and bird eggs. They have a total of THREE stomachs! All of which help break down the plants they eat. Babies however don’t develop the right bacteria for digesting plants straight away so they eat the poop of the adults to help. Ickkk! Lazy days If sleeping were a sport these cuddly mammals would be Olympic medalists. They spend 95% of their time resting! Poor thermoregulation means that they find it hard to keep warm, so they sunbake or heap (pile on top of one another for warmth) and rarely leave their burrow on a cold or rainy day. What a life!