Rock Hyrax

Procavia Capensis

Animalia

all animals are a part of kingdom animalia

most ingest and digest with an internal cavity


there are 9 to 10 million animal species around the world

Mammalia

there are 5000 species n the class mamalia divided into 26 orders


mamals can be found on all 7 continents all the oceans and many islands!


mammals have evolved to live in everything from dry deserts to wet rainforests

vertabrata

all vertabrata contain a vertebrate


the vertebrae replaces the notochord as the cheif stiffener


muscles are attached to endoskeleton which allow movement which is why plants can't dance

Genus

Rock hyrax

Chordata

all cholrdata have a notochord


a notochord is a rod-like structure made of tissue or bone that extends most of the body length


all chordata have bilateral symmetry

Facts

weight 3.6-4 KG


SIZE


lenghth 305-550 MM


COLOR


brownish tan


PREDATORS


mostly leoapards


HABITAT


Mostly africa and rocky mounds


ADAPTIONS


PHYSICAL:sharp vampire-like incisors


tan-like fur to blend in with the dry ground


big pupils to see in the dark


sharp shovel-like claws to dig


all claws are shaped like hooves for fastmovement through the african rock filled mounds


BEHAVIORAL:They often stay up in high rocky cliffs so leopards and other predator's are unable to attack


mostly move at night to avoid predators


move in packs so that predators can only pick off 1 or 2


dig underground to avoid predators


"Clans" are lead by one dominant male that is smarter and stronger than the others

Diet

grasses, herbs, and leaves

Location

populate most of africa or the western middle east
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Rarity

some species vulnerable

generally common

Creature Features

blunt snout

grayish brown fur

short ears

Life span

about 15 years