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Bush Hyrax Photo

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. 

Fun Fact

Bush hyrax are found in many protected areas of Africa.

Learn more about this species:

These are some other websites that we think have more great information about this species.

Bush hyrax on Animal Diversity Web


Bush Hyrax Range

Range: Africa


Babydoll Sheep status image showing of least concern.

Status: Least concern

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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