hyenaOrder Carnivora

Family Hyaenidae

Scientific Name

Hyaena brunnea

Thumbnail Description

Hyenas are social animals and they may live in clans

Size and Weight

Head-body length 86 to 140 cm (34 to 55 in); shoulder height 70 to 80 cm (28 to 31 in); tail 25 to 35 cm (9.8 to 13.8 in)

Weight (male) 40.2 to 43.7 kg (89 to 96 lb), (female) 37.7 to 40.2 kg (83 to 89 lb)

Physical Features

The general fur color is dark brown, while the head is gray, the upper body tawny and the legs grey with dark horizontal stripes

Habitat

Unknown

Distribution

Southern Kalahari Desert and Southwest Africa

Diet

Rodents, insects, eggs, fruit and fungi

Reproduction

1 – 5

Population

10,000

Baby Name

Cubs

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Nature

Social

Conservation Status

Vulnerable