Animal Age

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

What is the maximal age a Western tree hyrax reaches?

An adult Western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis) usually gets as old as 10 years.

Western tree hyraxs are around 236 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 200 grams (0.44 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Procaviidae family (genus: Dendrohyrax), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. 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 Western tree hyrax gets as old as 10 years

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

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

Animals that reach the same age as Western tree hyrax

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

Animals with the same number of babies Western tree hyrax

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Western tree hyrax

A fully grown Western tree hyrax reaches around 3.18 kg (7 lbs). So do these animals: