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Physical Characteristics

The hyena (spelled "hyeana" in some parts of the world) is Africa's most common large carnivore. Over the years, hyenas and humans have come into close contact in Africa and in earlier times, in Asia and in Europe, often led to mutual predation. In ancient Egypt, hyenas were domesticated, fattened and eaten, and in turn, humans have on occasion become food for hyenas. Reputed to be cowardly and timid, the hyena can be bold and dangerous, attacking animals and humans.

Female spotted hyenas are dominant over the males and outweigh them by about 3 pounds. It is difficult to distinguish between the sexes in the field because external female genitalia have a superficial

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Quick Facts

Found in these Heartlands: Kazungula, Samburu

Scientific Name: Crocuta crocuta (spotted hyena)

Size: 28 to 35 inches tall

Weight: 90 to 190 pounds

Lifespan: 25 years in captivity

Habitat: Savannas, grasslands, woodlands, forest edges, subdeserts and mountains to 13,000 feet

Diet: Carnivorous

Gestation: 90 to110 days

Predators: Humans



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Very interesting. Thank you Sue.

Information on Hyenas
5 years ago

I'm so glad to find out more about these extraordinary creatures! Thanks Sue!

5 years ago

I love them....

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