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India’s striped hyenas

  • Category
    Ecology and Environment
  • Published
    6th Jul, 2022

Context

A nocturnal animal, Indian Striped Hyena is capable of hunting even during the no moon days.

About

  • 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.
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