Hyena - Spotted Hyena

Hyena  -  Spotted Hyena
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Family
  Hyena
Species
  Spotted Hyena
Status
  Least Concern
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sun Mar 3 09:19:58 2013
Image Credit
  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubund/6337095331/
Image Comment
  Picture of two Spotted Hyenas.
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Hyena - Spotted Hyena Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Spotted Hyenas live in clans of up to 80 animals.
  • Spotted Hyenas are powerful hunters that can hunt individually or in packs.
  • The male Spotted Hyena is not involved in raising the cubs.
  • The Spotted Hyena is the largest of the hyena species.
  • The Spotted Hyena mane slopes forward rather than backward.
  • The Spotted Hyena will eat up to one third of it's own weight in a single meal.
  • Spotted Hyenas make many sounds including the famous hyena "laugh".
  • Spotted Hyenas live in Central and Southern Africa.
  • A pack of Spotted Hyena can eat an entire zebra in 15 minutes.

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