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Latin name

 

Hyaeana brunnea

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

80 cm

Weight

 

47 kg (m) 42 kg (f)

Colour

 

Coat of dark brown, almost black, coarse hair with shaggy mane along spine. Creamy collar around neck; blurred dark cross-stripes on legs.

Appearance

 

The spotted hyaena, but smaller and less powerfully built, and its long, brown coat is distinctive.

Habitat

 

Semi-desert, open scrub plains and dry savanna.