India’s striped hyenas
Ecology and Environment
6th Jul, 2022
A nocturnal animal, Indian Striped Hyena is capable of hunting even during the no moon days.
- Striped hyenas can be seen over an extensive range in the north and northeast Africa, from the Middle East to southern Siberia as well as the Indian subcontinent.
- Hyenas are carnivorous beasts found chiefly in Africa and are known for being scavengers.
- With only four living members of their genus existing in the present times, they are among the smallest family of mammals alive, the fifth smallest to be exact.
- Scientific Classification:
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Carnivora
Physical Description and Appearance:
- Size: Length: 2.3 – 5.4 ft (70.1 – 164.2 cm)
- Weight:6 – 190 lb (8 – 86 kg)
- Teeth:Their teeth are strong, providing more biting power to the jaws.