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Hyena Information

General Description: intelligent animals with strong jaws

Habitat: savannas, grasslands, woodlands, forest edges, subdeserts and mountains

Behavior: territorial animals, hunters and scavengers; spotted hyenas live in large groups called clans

Diet: wildebeest (gnu), zebra, gazelle, buffalo, eggs, insects, fruits

Reproduction: gestation period for spotted hyenas is 4 months, 2-4 cubs are born

Interesting Facts: hyenas have an average life span of 12 years in the wild

Related Learning Zone: Hyena Learning Zone