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

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

The 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.

Southern Tree Dassie or Southern tree hyrax is found in Angola, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and South Africa.

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).

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

The Southern Tree Dassie or Southern tree hyrax 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.

It has been suggested that human influence may cause their activity patterns to shift. Captive Dassies were found to be most active at dawn and dusk.