What Is That Animal Riding a Tortoise?

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Make a guess, and then hit the jump to see if you're correct.

It's a hyrax -- a small mammal native to Sub-Saharan Africa, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.

Although their body size and front teeth make them look like rodents, hyraxes are in fact distantly related to elephants and manatees. The teeth are believed to be remnants of tusks.

Despite their bulk, rock hyraxes move with great agility among rocks. Sweat glands and many muscles make their feet function like suction cups, enabling hyraxes to move about securely

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