Although somewhat dog-like in appearance, the hyaenas are placed in a family of their own and are more closely related to cats than dogs!



HyaenasDescription: Short, dirty yellow to reddish coat. Irregular dark brown spots. Short erectile mane.

Habitat: Grassland and flat open terrain

Distribution: Africa - South of the Sahara.

Length: 1.37 - 1.67m Shoulder height: 76 - 91m.

Weight: 45.3 - 79.3kg.

Life Span: About 25 years.

Diet: Zebra, antelope and carrion.

Read More: Hyaena Habits

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