Animal Weight

How much does a Western tree hyrax weight?

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

An adult Western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis) on average weights 3.18 kg (7 lbs).

The Western tree hyrax is from the family Procaviidae (genus: Dendrohyrax). It is usually born with about 200 grams (0.44 lbs). They can live for up to 10 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 49.9 cm (1′ 8″). Usually, Western tree hyraxs have 1 babies per litter.

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 Western tree hyrax is 3.18 kg (7 lbs)

The western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis), also called the western tree dassie or Beecroft’s tree hyrax, is a species of tree hyrax within the family Procaviidae. It can be distinguished from other hyraxes by short coarse fur, presence of white patch of fur beneath the chin, lack of hair on the rostrum, and lower crowns of the cheek teeth compared to other members of the same genus.

Animals of the same family as a Western tree hyrax

We found other animals of the Procaviidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Western tree hyrax

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Western tree hyrax

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Western tree hyrax:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Western tree hyrax

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