dassie

NOUN
  1. any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
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How To Use dassie In A Sentence

  • The fur of a dassie rat is soft and silky, but there is no underfur.
  • Dassies abound on the hills and there are also porcupines and antbears.
  • Some of these dassies, these hyraxes, went into the rocks, but this one actually climbs into the treetops.
  • There are also is an isolated population of the Cape dassie Procavia capensis, also tree hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis; and bush pig Potamochoerus porcus, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, Maxwell's duiker Cephalophus maxwelli and black duiker C. niger, bay duiker C. dorsalis and forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus. Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire
  • Some of these dassies, these hyraxes, went into the rocks, but this one actually climbs into the treetops.
  • It is difficult to imagine that the closest living relatives of the modern elephant are the hyrax rock dassie, about the size of a guinea pig, the dugong, the manatee, and the golden mole of the Namib Desert. The Elephant's Secret Sense
  • We see heart-shaped leopard paw prints, dark beads round as pearls, the scat of a kudu, and the dried carcass of a rock dassie. Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part I
  • Mountain rhebuck, duiker, jackal, mongoose, porcupine and dassie now live in the Reserve.
  • There are also is an isolated population of the Cape dassie Procavia capensis, also tree hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis; and bush pig Potamochoerus porcus, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, Maxwell's duiker Cephalophus maxwelli and black duiker C. niger, bay duiker C. dorsalis and forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus. Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire
  • Dassies have less cover and need to venture further afield to feed themselves, exposing them to hunting eagles.
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