Western Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis)

Set of scaled elevation drawings of the Western Tree Hyrax viewed from the front and side

The Western Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis) is endemic to west and central Africa, preferring woodland areas, savanna, and tropical rainforests. Other people call it the Beecroft's tree hyrax or western tree dassie. It looks like a rodent with short, coarse fur. Its rostrum lacks hair and beneath the chin is a white patch of fur. The tail is stumpy and the fur can be dark brown, black, or cream with scattered yellow hairs. Besides, it has small, rounded ears and a fur-free snout. It is solitary, arboreal, and nocturnal, and passes information via loud vocal calls. It is mainly herbivore and constantly hunted for its fur, which is highly valued.

Western Tree Hyraxes have a total body length between 17.3”-22.4” (44-57 cm), standing height of roughly 8.3”-10.6” | 21-27 cm, and body width of 5.9”-7.9” (15-20 cm). The typical weight of the Western Tree Hyrax is in the range of 2.2-11 lb (1-5 kg). Western Tree Hyraxes have lifespans between 5-14 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
8.3”-10.6” | 21-27 cm
Width:
5.9”-7.9” | 15-20 cm
Depth:
Length:
17.3”-22.4” | 44-57 cm
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Weight:
2.2-11 lb | 1-5 kg
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Dendrohyrax dorsalis
Lifespan:
5-14 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Western Tree Hyrax side elevation, front

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You may think Hyraxes or Hyracoidea are cousins to rodents because of their small, thickset size, well-furred, and short tails. However, their close relatives are the sea cows and elephants. You can find them in the Middle East or sub-Saharan Africa huddling together or basking in the sun.

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