Procavia capiensis


Observations:

  • None

    While rock hyrax do inhabit some of the central Saharan massifs (we made several observations in the Tassili n'Ajjer and the closest known population lives in the Ennedi, no hyrax have ever been reported from Jebel Uweinat despite the suitable habitat. However there is clear evidence of the species present at jebel Uweinat in the not so distant past. The floor of a shelter in the southern branch of Karkur Talh (also containing rock art site KTS 13) contains a thick layer of excrement in the deeper recesses, still retaining the characteristic pungent odor.