Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea)

Pair of elevation illustrations of the Brown Hyena seen from the side and front

The Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea) is a hyena that lives in desert areas, semi-desert, and open wooded savannahs in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa. They have a long and shaggy dark brown coat, pointed ears, and a short tail. Adults have a cream-colored fur ruff around their necks, and their legs are striped brown and white. Like wolves, Brown Hyenas have a social hierarchy, and they live in clans made of extended families of four to six hyenas. As scavengers they mostly eat carcasses killed by larger predators, but they supplement their diet with rodents, insects, fruit, and fungi.

The Brown Hyena has a body length in the range of 39.4”-49.2” (100-125 cm) and total weight of 84-104 lb (38-47 kg). Brown Hyenas have a shoulder height between 28”-31” (71-79 cm), body width of 11.8”-13.8” (30-35 cm), and tail length of 7.9”-13.8” (20-35 cm). The typical lifespan of the Brown Hyena is between 12-20 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
28”-31” | 71-79 cm (Shoulder)
Width:
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm
Depth:
Length:
39.4”-49.2” | 100-125 cm
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Weight:
84-104 lb | 38-47 kg
Area:
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Tail Length: 7.9”-13.8” | 20-35 cm

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Scientific Name:
Hyaena brunnea
Lifespan:
12-20 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Brown Hyena side elevation, front

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Herpestoidea is a superfamily of carnivorous mammals that live in various climates throughout Eurasia, Africa, and Madagascar. It includes mongooses, Malagasy carnivorians, and hyenas. With the exception of hyenas, Herpestids have a cylindrical and elongated body; this allows them to burrow.

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5.7”-7.9” | 14.5-20 cm (Shoulder)
2.75”-3.5” | 7-9 cm
9.8”-13.8” | 25-35 cm
1.3-2.2 lb | .6-1 kg
8-20 years
Meerkat
20.000
9.000
35.000
1.000
20.00
87000
3D
Meerkat
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm (Shoulder)
5.5”-6.3” | 14-16 cm
27”-31” | 69-79 cm
12-19 lb | 5.5-8.6 kg
15-23 years
Fossa
35.000
16.000
79.000
8.600
23.00
44000
3D
Fossa
16”-20” | 41-51 cm (Shoulder)
5.9”-7.9” | 15-20 cm
21.6”-31.5” | 55-80 cm
18-26.5 lb | 8-12 kg
8-14 years
Aardwolf
51.000
20.000
80.000
12.000
14.00
37000
3D
Aardwolf
27.6”-36.2” | 70-92 cm (Shoulder)
9.8”-13.8” | 25-35 cm
37.4”-55.1” | 95-140 cm
99-165 lb | 45-75 kg
12-25 years
Spotted Hyena
92.000
35.000
140.000
75.000
25.00
15000
3D
Spotted Hyena
25.5”-29.5” | 65-75 cm (Shoulder)
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm
35.4”-45.3” | 90-115 cm
44-99 lb | 20-45 kg
10-25 years
Striped Hyena
75.000
35.000
115.000
45.000
25.00
15000
3D
Striped Hyena
28”-31” | 71-79 cm (Shoulder)
11.8”-13.8” | 30-35 cm
39.4”-49.2” | 100-125 cm
84-104 lb | 38-47 kg
12-20 years
Brown Hyena
79.000
35.000
125.000
47.000
20.00
8100
3D
Brown Hyena
5.9”-9.1” | 15-23 cm (Shoulder)
2.75”-4.3” | 7-11 cm
12”-18” | 30.5-46 cm
3.3-5.5 lb | 1.5-2.5 kg
10-17 years
Banded Mongoose
23.000
11.000
46.000
2.500
17.00
2300
3D
Banded Mongoose
4.3”-5.9” | 11-15 cm (Shoulder)
2”-3” | 5-7.5 cm
9”-13” | 23-33 cm
1-1.3 lb | .45-.6 kg
10-15 years
Yellow Mongoose
15.000
7.500
33.000
0.600
15.00
700
3D
Yellow Mongoose
3.5”-5.5” | 9-14 cm (Shoulder)
2.4”-3.9” | 6-10 cm
7”-11” | 18-28 cm
.44-.77 lb | .2-.35 kg
8-18 years
Dwarf Mongoose
14.000
10.000
28.000
0.350
18.00
250
3D
Dwarf Mongoose
5.5”-5.9” | 14-15 cm (Shoulder)
2.75”-3.3” | 7-8.5 cm
12”-13” | 30.5-33 cm
1.3-1.5 lb | .6-.675 kg
10-13 years
Durrell’s Vontsira
15.000
8.500
33.000
0.675
13.00
80
3D
Durrell’s Vontsira
6.3”-9.1” | 16-23 cm (Shoulder)
4.9”-7.5” | 12.5-19 cm
12”-18” | 30.5-46 cm
1-3.1 lb | .45-1.4 kg
9-13 years
Kusimanse
23.000
19.000
46.000
1.400
13.00
30
3D
Kusimanse
7.9”-10.6” | 20-27 cm (Shoulder)
3.9”-5.1” | 10-13 cm
17.7”-25.6” | 45-65 cm
3.3-10 lb | 1.5-4.5 kg
7-9 years
Western Falanouc
27.000
13.000
65.000
4.500
9.00
20
3D
Western Falanouc