Southern Tree Hyrax Skull measures 3.8 inches. Southern Tree Hyrax Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Southern tree hyrax or Dendrohyrax arboreus, also known as the Southern Tree Dassie is a species of mammal in the family Procaviidae. The southern tree hyrax is mainly found in the south central eastern side of Africa.

The Southern Tree Hyrax or Dendrohyrax arboreus 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 2.27 kg on average, and have an average length of 520 mm.

The Southern Tree Hyrax or Dendrohyrax arboreus 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.

The Southern Tree Hyrax or Dendrohyrax arboreus lives in trees and is mostly nocturnal, as opposed to the rock hyrax which lives among rocks and is mainly diurnal. It occurs singly, in pairs or in small groups, favouring hollow trees and dense foliage.

Tree hyrax are extremely able climbers with remarkable balancing skills, they do walk on the ground, but will often ‘bounce’ along rapidly then stop and then move rapidly again to get to the next piece of cover. Its extraordinary call, heard mainly at night, is a series of blood-curdling shrieks building up to a crescendo. These territorial calls are produced mainly by the males.

The Southern Tree Hyrax or Dendrohyrax arboreus is a herbivore. It consumes many different parts of the plants such as the leaves, petioles, twigs, shoots, fleshy fruit, and hard seeds.

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Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 3.8 in
Southern Tree Hyrax Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Hyracoidea
Family: Procaviidae
Genus: Dendrohyrax
Species: D. arboreus
Binomial name: Dendrohyrax arboreus
Conservation status: Least concern