Animal Weight

How much does a Rock hyrax weight?

It is hard to guess what a Rock hyrax weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) on average weights 2.95 kg (6.51 lbs).

The Rock hyrax is from the family Procaviidae (genus: Procavia). It is usually born with about 203 grams (0.45 lbs). They can live for up to 14 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 46.7 cm (1′ 7″). On average, Rock hyraxs can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 2.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Rock hyrax is 2.95 kg (6.51 lbs)

The rock hyrax (; Procavia capensis), also called Cape hyrax, rock rabbit, and (in the Bible) coney, is a medium-sized terrestrial mammal native to Africa and the Middle East. Commonly referred to in South Africa as the dassie (/dasiː/), it is one of the five living species of the order Hyracoidea, and the only one in the genus Procavia.Rock hyraxes weigh between 4 kilograms (9 lb) and 5 kilograms (11 lb), and have short ears and tail.The rock hyrax is found at elevations up to 4,200 metres (13,800 ft) in habitats with rock crevices allowing it to escape from predators. It is the only extant terrestrial afrotherian in the Middle East. Hyraxes typically live in groups of 10–80 animals, and forage as a group. It has been reported to use sentries to warn of the approach of predators. Having incomplete thermoregulation, it is most active in the morning and evening, although its activity pattern varies substantially with season and climate.Over most of its range, the rock hyrax is not endangered, and in some areas is considered a minor pest. In Ethiopia, Israel and Jordan, it is a reservoir of the leishmaniasis parasite.Along with other hyrax species and the manatee, this species is the most closely related to the elephant.

Animals of the same family as a Rock hyrax

We found other animals of the Procaviidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Rock hyrax

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Procavia capensis:

Animals with the same size as a Rock hyrax

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Rock hyrax:

Animals with the same litter size as a Rock hyrax

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Rock hyrax:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Rock hyrax

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Rock hyrax: