Brown hyena - Brown hyena

The range of the brown hyaena extends through several parks and game reserves, which gives the animals a high level of protection.

This may ultimately lead to inbreeding depression and at an extreme level, local extinction.

The major threat to the brown hyena is human persecution, based on the mistaken belief that it is harmful to livestock.

They are the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora.

Brown Hyena

See Related: Conservation Efforts Education of local people has helped to curb the wholesale killing of brown hyaenas.

In the Kalahari Desert, they are often the dominant mammalian carnivores present because of this behavior and the relative scarcity of lions, spotted hyenas, and packs of.

Males in most hyena species are larger than females, though the spotted hyena is exceptional, as it is the female of the species that outweighs and dominates the male.

Description: Camera trap images clockwise from top left: 1 A brown hyena cub rests at the entrance to its den; 2 A brown hyena shows off its teeth with an impressive yawn; 3 Three brown hyenas look on as a curious porcupine inspects their den at night; 4 A mother with her three cubs at a communal den within the mountains of Okonjima Game Reserve in Namibia.

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    Brown hyenas are generalist (carnivores), and, being scavengers, are highly opportunistic feeders. They mainly eat carrion but also catch live animals such as small mammals, birds, fish and insects. They will also eat fruit, vegetables and eggs. Diet Carnivore, Scavenger Mating Habits MATING BEHAVIOR Polygyny, Polyandry, Polygynandry
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    Brown hyenas can get up to 62 inches (160 cm) long excluding their tail. Their tails can add up to 13.8 inches (35 cm) in length. Male brown hyenas are heavier than females. Males can get up to 96 pounds (43.7 kg), while female brown hyenas can get to 89 pounds (40.2 kg). 5. Where do brown hyenas live?
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    The brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) is the rarest species of hyena in the world. Their numbers are estimated at below 10,000. This puts them on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of β€œnear threatened.” Brown hyenas are found in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
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    The Brown Hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) is a scruffier-looking and more solitary relative of the spotted hyena. It's confined to the southwest corner of Africa, frequenting areas where its larger cousin is rare or absent. 5 Fascinating Facts The brown hyena is best known from the arid terrain of the Kalahari and Namib deserts.
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    The brown hyena is a nocturnal, silent, solitary forager. 15 However, large carcasses attract several hyenas. As opposed to the spotted hyena, brown hyenas generally feed singly, rather than in groups, even on larger carcasses. Individuals wait in the distance until the conspecific finishes (Wiesel, personal communication).
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