IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

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They are omnivorous and will eat a variety of grasses, fruit, insects, lizards and birds eggs. They can go for a long time without water as they obtain the majority of it from their food.


They live in a lot of habitats ranging from dry savannah to dense rainforests.

Fun Fact

They live in altitudes up to 14,000 feet (4,267 metres).


They have been known to live up to 11 years in captivity.

The Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis) can live in a lot of habitats.  Their feet have a rubbery texture on the bottom which assists in climbing steep rock surfaces and trees.

Population: According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Rock hyrax is abundant in some areas and widely but no overall population estimate is available. However, this species is currently classified as Least Concern (LC) and its numbers remain stable.

Behaviour: Rock Hyraxes spend a lot of their time sunbathing and resting.

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