|Common Name:||Spotted Hyena|
|Scientific Name:||Crocuta crocuta|
|Also Known As:||Laughing hyena|
|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|
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.