Dendrohyrax arboreus Skull measures 3.8 inches. Dendrohyrax arboreus is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Known as Southern Tree Hyrax

The Southern tree hyrax is mainly found in the south central eastern side of Africa.

The Dendrohyrax or Southern tree hyrax has a guinea pig-like appearance. It has long, soft, grey-brown fur that covers the body, while the underside is paler. Hairs are lighter near their tips and the ears have a fringe of white hair. They weigh about 5.0 lb. on average, and have an average length of 20 in.

Dendrohyrax or Southern tree hyrax is found in Angola, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, moist savanna, and rocky areas. It may be found at elevations up to 14,800 ft.

Dendrohyrax or Southern tree hyrax is arboreal. It lives in dens created in trees, either in a cavity or hollow of a decaying tree or a nook between branches.

It feeds primarily in the trees. Most of its time is spent in isolation. It has an unusual activity pattern, being slightly more active for a short time in the evening, and then once more at a different time (although when this second period occurs differs between sexes).

Dendrohyrax or Southern tree hyrax is commonly known for its vocalizations, which may be loud and erie-sounding.

D. arboreus accumulates excrement at the bases of the trees it inhabits, therefore dens are readily located.

Dendrohyrax or Southern tree hyrax is relatively inactive. It it active only about 16% of the day  (feeding, traveling, fighting, or vocalizing).

It exhibits a somewhat bimodal pattern of activity, but males and females have different activity peaks.

All Dendrohyrax or Southern tree hyrax have a peak of activity within 3 hours of sunset, females are also active during midday, whereas males have a separate activity peak in the pre-dawn hours. These times are when it is most likely to feed.