Animal Weight

How much does a Southern tree hyrax weight?

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

An adult Southern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax validus) on average weights 2.71 kg (5.97 lbs).

The Southern tree hyrax is from the family Procaviidae (genus: Dendrohyrax). They can live for up to 10 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 49.9 cm (1′ 8″).

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 Southern tree hyrax is 2.71 kg (5.97 lbs)

The southern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus) or 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.

Animals of the same family as a Southern tree hyrax

We found other animals of the Procaviidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern tree hyrax

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dendrohyrax validus:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Southern tree hyrax

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Southern tree hyrax: