Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta


Habitat: Wide range of habitats, except dense forest and desert

Weight: Male: ±60 kilos | Female: 70-90 kilos

Diet: Carnivore — Eats most things, from small (±1 kilos) to large (±180 kilos) prey

Lifespan: 12 years

Gestation Period: 3 months

Threats: Conflict with humans • Poaching • Road kill • Prey depletion • Traditional medicine

A spotted hyena looks into the distance, possibly towards another clan member.

A spotted hyena looks into the distance, possibly towards another clan member.