hyena1Order Carnivora

Family Hyaenidae

Scientific Name

Hyaena hyaena

Thumbnail Description

The striped hyena is a primarily nocturnal animal

Size and Weight

Body-length 85 to 130 cm (33 to 51 in); shoulder height 60–80 cm (24–31 in); tail 25 to 40 cm (9.8 to 15.7 in)

Weight 22 to 55 kg (49 to 121 lb)

Physical Features

The coat is usually of a dirty-brownish grey or dirty grey colour

Habitat

Unknown

Distribution

The Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East up to the Mediterranean shores, Turkey, Iraq, the Caucasus (Azerbaijan,Armenia, Georgia), Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,Tajikistan, Afghanistan

Diet

Wild boar, kulan, porcupines and tortoises

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

10,000

Baby Name

Cubs

Lifespan

12 years (wild)
23 years (captivity)

Speed

Unknown

Nature

Social

Conservation Status

Near Threatened