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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.
|Classification||Order: hyraxes (Hyracoidea); family: Procaviidae; they belong to the Paenungulata along with elephants and sea cows (sirenians)|
|Diet||Grasses, shoots, leaves, fruits|
|Habitat||Habitat 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.|
|Reproduction||Gestation period: 212–240 days; 2–4 offspring|