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  • Fact 1 - Definition: The Hyaenidae is a mammalian family of order Carnivora. Hyenas are dog-like nocturnal mammals of Africa and southern Asia that feed chiefly on carrion
  • Fact 2 - There are four species of Hyenas:
    • Striped Hyena - The striped hyena inhabits Southern Asia and a large part of Africa
    • Brown Hyena - The brown hyenas are found in Southern Africa
    • Spotted Hyena - The Spotted hyenas are found in West to East and southern Africa
    • Aardwolf - A striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on insects
  • Fact 3 - Description: They are dog-like animals with a sloping body, as their front legs are longer than their hind legs. They have a short, sandy coat, covered with dark brown spots or stripes on the body and legs
  • Fact 4 - Hyenas are well known for the sound resembling laughter that they make when excited, hence the expression "Laughing Hyena"
  • Fact 5 - They are large and strong, but cowardly
  • Fact 6 - Hyenas are nocturnal in their habits
  • Fact 7 - Hyenas consume about 3-6kg of meat daily
  • Fact 8 - Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) stats and facts
    • Weight: 45-82kg
    • Length: 1.3-1.85m
    • Female hyenas are about 10% larger than males
    • Habitat: Savannah, desert fringe and the edges of tropical rainforest
    • Lifespan: 25 years
    • Diet: Hyenas are carnivores eating carrion and hunting antelopes, zebras and buffaloes
  • Fact 9 - Hyenas live in groups called clans, which can range in size from 5-80 members
  • Fact 10 - Stripped Hyena are a long-haired with large, pointed ears. They are gray to straw-colored with a black muzzle and black stripes on their head, body and legs
  • Fact 11 - Their jaws are extremely strong as compared to their body size
  • Fact 12 - The diet of the aardwolf almost completely consists of termites, other insect larvae and carrion
  • Fact 13 - The aardwolf looks like a very small striped hyena
  • Fact 14 - Litters - 2 -4 cubs
  • Fact 15 - Hyenas are built for endurance and can travel large distances
  • Fact 16 - The alpha female of a Spotted Hyena clan is known as the matriarch
  • Fact 17 - Hyenas can go for several days without water
  • Fact 18 - Endangered Species:
    • The Spotted Hyena is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as 'conservation dependent'
      • Conservation Dependent - CD (Status: At Lower Risk) - Animals are not severely threatened, but must depend on conservation programs. This is no longer a valid category under IUCN 3.1

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