Middle East


Cheetah - World's Fastest Runner



Nature's best sprinter, the cheetah is a large feline that can be found in the grasslands, plains, savannahs, and deserts of Africa and parts of the Middle East. The cheetah is recognizable by its spotted fur, a trait which thanks to generations of inbreeding, has very little variation from specimen to specimen (in fact, cheetah to cheetah skin-grafts are almost never rejected because of the near non-existent genetic variation).


Hyrax - Semi-bulky Unique Mammal



A hyrax is the name of any one of the four species of small, semi-bulky mammals in the order hyracoidea; the four different species are the rock hyrax, the yellow-spotted hyrax, the western tree and the southern tree hyrax. They can be extremely noisy at times uttering all kinds of screams, grunts and squeals.


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