Dassies in South Africa. Also known as Rock Hyrax - and taxonomically the closest relative of elephants. Ain't nature weird. Or maybe it's just taxonomy...

Dassies in South Africa. Also known as Rock Hyrax - and taxonomically the closest relative of elephants. Ain't nature weird. Or maybe it's just taxonomy...

Super Serious Boop Boops can often have a playful element, but that does not mean that they should be treated with anything except the utmost seriousness when the occasion calls for it.

26 Boops That Shook The World

Super Serious Boop Boops can often have a playful element, but that does not mean that they should be treated with anything except the utmost seriousness when the occasion calls for it.

Rock Hyrax: Although hyraxes resemble rabbits in size and shape, they are actually more closely related to primitive hoofed mammals.

Rock Hyrax: Although hyraxes resemble rabbits in size and shape, they are actually more closely related to primitive hoofed mammals.

Oh, were you saving that? (rock hyrax pic by Craig Chaddock)

Oh, were you saving that? (rock hyrax pic by Craig Chaddock)

Rock Hyrax, the closest living relative to the elephant? Is this true? Find out why this startling fact is true for such a small creature.

Rock Hyrax, the closest living relative to the elephant? Is this true? Find out why this startling fact is true for such a small creature.

My latest favourite animal, the Rock Hyrax. #wildarabia They are related to elephants and have pointy vampire teeth. Can you get any more amazing?

My latest favourite animal, the Rock Hyrax. #wildarabia They are related to elephants and have pointy vampire teeth. Can you get any more amazing?

Four baby Rock Hyraxes have been born at Chester Zoo, in the UK. The tiny quartet arrived on July 25, after a seven-month gestation, weighing just a few ounces.

Four baby Rock Hyraxes have been born at Chester Zoo, in the UK. The tiny quartet arrived on July 25, after a seven-month gestation, weighing just a few ounces.

Tiny Tusks And Lots Of Fluff: Meet The Elephant's Wildly Unusual Cousin Hyraxes are said to be the closest living relative to the elephant. They're also said to be fucking adorable.

Tiny Tusks And Lots Of Fluff: Meet The Elephant's Wildly Unusual Cousin

Tiny Tusks And Lots Of Fluff: Meet The Elephant's Wildly Unusual Cousin Hyraxes are said to be the closest living relative to the elephant. They're also said to be fucking adorable.

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo recently welcomed two baby Rock Hyraxes. They were born in the middle of February to mum, ‘Sarabi’.

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo recently welcomed two baby Rock Hyraxes. They were born in the middle of February to mum, ‘Sarabi’.

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