oa African Zoology - Reproduction in the rock hyrax Procavia capensis

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Increase in the numbers of the rock hyrax or dassie (Procavia capensis) in certain parts of South Africa has recently aroused considerable interest (Kolbe 1967). Several methods of control have been proposed and tested (Cape Prov. Dept. Nature Conservation 1968). Nevertheless, before any culling programme can be instituted the population dynamics and ecology of this animal must be established.

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