Place of Origin: Northern Africa, the Middle East, and India
Lifespan (in wild): Around 12 years
Weight: 49 – 120 lbs
Body size: 2 – 2.6 ft
Top speed: 31 mph
- Adult Striped hyena females are dominant over males and aggressive toward other females.
- Striped hyenas are the national animal of Lebanon.
- Striped hyenas can raise their hair to make it look over 30 percent larger.
Annual Cost of Care
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!