Spotted Hyena



Common Name: Spotted Hyena
Scientific Name: Crocuta crocuta
Also Known As: Laughing hyena
Type: Hyena
Classification: Mammal
Diet: Omnivore
Length: 95 – 166 cm (37.4 – 65.4 inch) (excl. tail)
Height: 70 – 91.5 cm (27.6 – 36 inch) (at the shoulder)
Weight: 40 – 86 kg (88.2 – 189.6 lb)
Top Speed: 60 kph (37 mph)
Life Span: 12 years in the wild, 25 years in captivity
Migration Habit: Does not migrate
IUCN Redlist Status: Least Concern
Population Trend: Decreasing
Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyenas are Mammals that are a species of Hyena. Their scientific name is Crocuta crocuta.

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

Spotted Hyena Habitat

Spotted Hyenas can be found in many countries in Africa, these countries include Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, DR Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Togo, and Gabon.

They strive in habitats like savannas, grasslands, woodlands, forest edges, subdeserts, and even mountains.

Spotted Hyena Young

These Hyenas mature at the age of 3 years. Once matured, Spotted Hyenas can have 1-3 young after a gestation period of 98-111 days.

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

References: Wikipedia and the IUCN Redlist.