Spotted Hyaena

Spotted Hyaena

Fascinating anatomy and evolution

Hyenas, although superficially similar to dogs, belong to the family of felines. This family of beasts, whose traits include the unusual anatomy of females and variations in lifestyle, were often misunderstood and stigmatized in the past, but today they are known for the diversity of their lives, including scavengers, hunters and even termite eaters.

Characteristics

Order:
Carnivora

Family:
Feliformia

Scientific name:
Crocuta crocuta

Habitat:
Forest, savannah, grassland

Origin:
Africa

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
12-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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