A female Rock Hyrax with her youngster on a small kopje It is not possible to sex these animals grossly, because the testes are internal. There is another species: The Tree Hyrax, whose fur is finer and are said to have a better disposition. A Hyrax is a small animal (a male weighs about 10 lbs.). It is a very distant relative of the elephant. [Masai Mara, Kenya].