Rock hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei)

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Details of Rock hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei)

Despite its looks, the rock hyrax is closer related to the elephant than any other animal! It resembles the guinea pig. It feeds on grass, roots and insects, and can often be found in small colonies in rocky areas.

Lenght: 40  -57 cm

Weight: M 2,75 kg: F 2,5 kg

Active: Diurnal

Habitat: Plains to mountains, kopjes,savannah

Food: Mostly leaves, also herbage and grass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Despite its looks, the rock hyrax is closer related to the elephant than any other animal! It resembles the guinea pig. It feeds on grass, roots and insects, and can often be found in small colonies in rocky areas.

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