Park Name: Taz, Tasha
Scientific name: Crocuta crocuta
Place of Origin: Africa
Lifespan (in wild): Around 25 years
Body size: Up to 6.5 ft
Top speed: 40 mph
Habitat: Grassland and Savanna
- Hyenas have a strict alpha female social structure, meaning females are the pack leaders and tend to be bigger and stronger than their male counterparts
- Hyenas can eat a large gazelle in less than 2 minutes
- The spotted hyena’s heart weight is equal to 1% of its total body weight, which is helpful when running
- These animals are exteremely social often running in packs of 100+
Annual Cost of Care
The cost to care for this animal per year is $1000.
Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!