Cape hyrax Skull Replica measures 3.2 inches. Cape Hyrax Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Known as Rock Hyrax

The Cape hyrax or Rock hyrax is a medium-sized terrestrial mammal native to Africa and the Middle East.

It is one of the five living species of the order Hyracoidea, and the only one in the genus Procavia. Rock hyraxes weigh 8.8–11.0 lb. and have short ears.

The fur of Cape hyrax is dense and rough, with a thick undercoat and long guard hairs scattered throughout. Long, black vibrissae, used as haptic receptors, are found on the back and around the mouth.

In the cape region of Africa, pelage color corresponds with environmental moisture; animals living in wetter areas have darker coats, and those living in more arid regions have paler coats.

A patch on the dorsum is surrounded by longer hairs in a contrasting color that may be black, yellow, or orange. Underneath this patch is a bare spot containing a dorsal gland specific to hyraxes that secretes pheromones, which are used to mark rocks and help young imprint on their mother. Pheromone production is most pronounced during mating season.

The Cape hyrax are found at elevations up to 13,800 ft. above sea level in habitats with rock crevices, allowing them to escape from predators.

They are the only extant terrestrial afrotherians in the Middle East. Cape hyrax typically live in groups of 10–80 animals, and forage as a group.

They have been reported to use sentries to warn of the approach of predators.

Having incomplete thermoregulation, they are most active in the morning and evening, although their activity pattern varies substantially with season and climate.

Thermoregulation in Cape hyrax has been subject to much research, as their body temperature varies with a diurnal rhythm. Animals kept in constant environmental conditions also display such variation, and this internal mechanism may be related to water balance regulation.