Animal Size

Rock hyrax size: How big do they get?

How big does a Rock hyrax get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) reaches an average size of 46.7 cm (1′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 14 years, they grow from 203 grams (0.45 lbs) to 2.95 kg (6.51 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Rock hyraxs have 2 babies about 1 times per year. The Rock hyrax (genus: Procavia) is a member of the family Procaviidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Rock hyrax is  (1' 7

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 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:

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: