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Rock hyraxes are social animals living in colonies of up to 80 individuals. They are diurnal and prefer landscapes with stones, rocks, crevices and cavities; they do not dig their own cavities however. Their vision is excellent and they often recognise danger from a great distance. Their main predators are eagles, pythons and leopards.



ClassificationOrder: hyraxes (Hyracoidea); family: Procaviidae; they belong to the Paenungulata along with elephants and sea cows (sirenians)
DietGrasses, shoots, leaves, fruits
HabitatHabitat ranges from savannahs to rainforests with rock structures as a prerequisite. The subspecies found in Zoo Leipzig is endemic to the southern part of Africa.
ReproductionGestation period: 212–240 days; 2–4 offspring

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Kap-Klippschliefer