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Latin name

 

Crocuta crocuta

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

85 cm

Weight

 

60 - 80 kg

Colour

 

Drab greyish yellow tu rufous body. Feet and face darker brown. Irregular or oval-shaped dark spots are scattered over the body.

Appearance

 

Brown hyaena, but spotted hyaena has rounded ears and short yellowish coat with brown spots. Brown hyaena entirely brown.

Habitat

 

Semi-desert to moist savanna. Avoids forests, must have drinking water and places to shelter among rocks, in burrows, scrub or tall grass.