Hyenas are nocturnal-Hyenas gestation period is 90 – 110 days
Hyena is a mammal that is found in Africa and South Asia. These are carnivorous.
- Scientific name of hyenas is Crocuta Crocuta
- There are four species in Hyena. They are the Stripped hyena, Brown hyena, Spotted hyena and aardwolf.
- Hyenas make sound that is similar to human laugh. People therefore use the word ‘Laughing Hyena’.
- Hyenas consume three to four kilograms of meat every day.
- Aardwolves mostly eat insects.
- Spotted hyenas weight between 45 – 82 kgs.
- It is not easy to distinguish between male and female hyenas.
- Female hyenas weight more than the males.
- Female hyenas are large and strong may be because they have to protect the off springs from male hyenas which have cannibalistic tendencies.
- Hyenas are nocturnal.
- Spotted hyenas are the most popular.
- Hyenas are found in Savannas, Woodlands, mountain, grasslands and forest edge.
- Hyenas eat flesh, skin, bones and droppings of other animals.
- Since ages, hyenas have been domesticated by human being.
- Female hyenas are dominant over males.
- Hyenas can stay without water for many years.
- Gestation period of hyenas is 90 – 110 days.
- Largest Hyenas are the spotted hyena.
- Lifespan of Hyenas is 25 years in captivity.