Scientific Name: Heterohyrax brucei
Habitat: rocky outcrops
Diet: twigs, buds, flowers, fruit, grasses
Life span: 7-12 years
Young: 1-3 young
Size: 1.5 to 3.6 kg (3-8 lbs)
The bush hyrax is not as heavily built as the rock hyrax and has a more narrow muzzle. It has a large, soft foot pads that are moistened by secretions, making them more adhesive to climb up steep rock faces. Their specialized kidney compensates for a lack of water in their natural habitat.
Bush hyrax are found in many protected areas of Africa.
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