Hyenas

Size comparison of a Hyena to a human man with dimensions

Hyenas are cat-like carnivorous mammals that are essential scavengers within the African ecosystem. Living together in large communal groups (clans) of up to 80, hyenas are known for feeding on the remains leftover by other predators though they are also skilled hunters of wildebeest, antelope, snakes, birds, lizards, and insects. Hyenas have overall body lengths between 47”-59” | 120-150 cm, shoulder heights ranging from 29.5”-33.5” | 75-85 cm, and weights of 110-190 lb | 50-86 kg.

Various elevation drawings of Hyenas representing positions from the side, front, back, and laying down

Hyenas are cat-like carnivorous mammals that are essential scavengers within the African ecosystem. Living together in large communal groups (clans) of up to 80, hyenas are known for feeding on the remains leftover by other predators though they are also skilled hunters of wildebeest, antelope, snakes, birds, lizards, and insects. Hyenas have overall body lengths between 47”-59” | 120-150 cm, shoulder heights ranging from 29.5”-33.5” | 75-85 cm, and weights of 110-190 lb | 50-86 kg.

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Length: 47”-59” | 120-150 cm
Height (Shoulder): 29.5”-33.5” | 75-85 cm
Height (Overall): 38” | 96.5 cm
Weight: 110-190 lb | 50-86 kg
Lifespan: 25 years
Scientific Name: Crocuta crocuta

Drawings include:
Hyena side profile, front, back, side (laying down)

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