Brown Hyena


Common Name: Brown Hyena
Scientific Name: Parahyaena brunnea
Also Known As: Strandwolf
Type: Hyena
Classification: Mammal
Diet: Omnivore
Length: 130 – 160 cm (51.2 – 63 inch) (excl. tail)
Height: 70 – 80 cm (27.6 – 31.5 inch) (at the shoulder)
Weight: 37.7 – 43.7 kg (83.1 – 96.4 lb)
Top Speed: 50 kph (31 mph)
Life Span: 12 years in the wild, 31 years in captivity
Migration Habit: Does not migrate
IUCN Redlist Status: Near Threatened
Population Trend: Stable
Brown Hyena

Brown Hyenas are Mammals that are a species of Hyena. Their scientific name is Parahyaena brunnea.

These Mammals are Omnivores, and groups of Brown Hyenas are known as a Clan.

Brown Hyena Habitat

Brown Hyenas can be found in many countries in Africa, these countries include Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa.

They strive in habitats like scrublands, savannahs, grasslands and semi-deserts.

Brown Hyena Young

These Hyenas mature at the age of 2.5 years. Once matured, Brown Hyenas can have 1-4 young after a gestation period of 90-97 days.

Brown Hyena young are called cubs and, like most animal young, are extremely cute.

References: Wikipedia and the IUCN Redlist.