Wild facts

March 21, 2001

Do you know?

Do rock hyrax live in families or alone?

Answer: Rock hyrax live in large family groups that often huddle together to keep warm.

Learn more!

Visit the rock hyrax at the Baltimore Zoo.

1. Rock hyrax have rubbery pads containing sweat glands on the bottom of their feet.

2. When running, the glands on the feet sweat, which helps the rock hyrax climb.

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