Brown Hyaena (Parahyaena brunnea)
Weight: 45 kg
Feeding Habits: Brown hyaenas prefer to dine on carrion, wild fruits, insects and eggs.
Brown hyaenas rarely kill small animals. Small livestock, particularly young, can be protected from brown hyaenas and jackals at night by being placed in bush enclosures. Although brown hyaenas are solitary when looking for food, family members share a territory. Some males are nomads. All family members help to feed the young.
This section is based on information provided by Gus Mills, in Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan - Hyaenas
- 5.1.1: Physical Description
- 5.1.2: Distribution and Habitat
- 5.1.3: Diet and Foraging
- 5.1.4: Social Behavior
- 5.1.5: Reproduction
- 5.1.6: Association with other species
- 5.1.7: Status and Conservation