Animal Species

Rock Hyrax
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Rock Hyrax have rubbery feet that provide them traction for climbing and are closely related to elephants!

Sponsors
In Memory of Robin Pierce Mattis
Habitat
Rock crevices and holes in cliffs in Africa and Middle East
Size
12-23 inches long and 8-12 inches tall
Weight
4-12 pounds
Lifespan
7 years
Diet
grasses, plants, shrubs, bulbs and some insects
Reproduction
2 to 3 young born after a gestation of 180 to 225 days
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Hunted for its fur and meat