Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis

Rock hyraxes may look like rodents but they’re more closely related to elephants! Look at their feet to see the resemblance.

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ORIGIN:
Africa and the Arabian Peninsula

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HABITAT:
Rocky areas in deserts and savannas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
8-9 lbs
Length: 1-2 ft

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DIET:
Leaves, bark and fruit

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PREDATORS:
Leopards, mongooses, birds of prey and snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Alarm calls; playing dead

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REPRODUCTION:
3 offspring per litter; sexually mature at 16 months

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THREATS:
Human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
8-12 yrs in the wild

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