Hyrax Hijinx!

It doesn’t look much like an elephant, but Israel’s Rock Hyrax is a close relative. Living on the dry desert rockscape overlooking the Dead Sea, the Hyrax is especially adapted to live in arid lands with efficient kidneys, a ruminating digestive system, and behaviors that help them from getting too hot or cold. Their most surprising behavior is their incessant squawking and chirping. The female chirp to their tight family groups in a soft series of songs and the males bellow long, complicated songs to attract females. Scientists have discovered that their language has dialects like human speech.

See and read about this at: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hyrax-songs-loud-long


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