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Are Hyenas Endangered?There are not any classifications of hyenas that are endangered, but for a lot of them, the populations are decreasing. The striped hyena has the status of near threatened. The brown hyena also has a status of near threatened. The Aardwolf and the spotted hyena have a status of least concerned.
Hyena CharactaristicsHyenas can weigh from 89 pounds to 120 pounds. Their height can be from 2.3 feet to 2.6 feet. It's gestation period can be anywhere from 90-110 days.
Hyena HabitatHyenas can live in many habitats such as savannas, grasslands, woodlands, and forest edges. Hyenas are both skillful hunters and scavengers. They can eat wildebeest, antelope, birds, lizards, insects, and snakes.
Hyenas in action
A hyena's scientific name is hyaedinae
Hyenas can be found in these African countries: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kazungula, Limpopo, Maasai Steppe, Regional Parc W, Samburu, Virunga, East Africa, Southern Africa, West/Central Africa
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