noun (plural dassies)
1A hyrax (mammal), especially the rock hyrax of southern Africa.
- Family Procaviidae, in particular Procavia capensis.
- Some of these dassies, these hyraxes, went into the rocks, but this one actually climbs into the treetops.
- Back at the campsite, spotted hyenas and dassies can be seen at dusk and into the night.
- Mountain rhebuck, duiker, jackal, mongoose, porcupine and dassie now live in the Reserve.
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