Animal Age

How old does a Southern tree hyrax get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Southern tree hyrax reaches?

An adult Southern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax validus) usually gets as old as 10 years.

Southern tree hyraxs are around 229 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 200 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Procaviidae family (genus: Dendrohyrax). Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 49.9 cm (1′ 8″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Southern tree hyrax gets as old as 10 years

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

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Procaviidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Southern tree hyrax

With an average age of 10 years, Southern tree hyrax are in good companionship of the following animals:

Weighting as much as Southern tree hyrax

A fully grown Southern tree hyrax reaches around 2.71 kg (5.97 lbs). So do these animals: