1. Meet one of the newest members of the Chester Zoo — a baby rock hyrax!
Four baby rock hyraxes were born on July 20 and have graced the world with their cute selves.
2. Rock hyraxes live on rocky terrains and can be found in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Here’s one baby hyrax hanging out with their parent while it’s still cool to do so.
3. Weighing just a few ounces, the rock hyraxes are already exploring their new environment.
4. Rock hyraxes are great rock climbers thanks to their feet which have a “moist, rubbery pad.”
5. And despite their small size, rock hyraxes are the closest living relative to elephants.
“Rock hyraxes and elephants have similar toes, teeth and skull structures and rock hyraxes also have two large continually growing incisors, which correspond to an elephant’s tusks,” said Tim Rowlands, the curator of mammals at the Chester Zoo.