Spotted Hyaena

Spotted Hyaena

Spotted hyaenas have the strongest jaws in relation to its body size of any mammal.

The jaws are probably the strongest in relation to size of any mammal.

The body length of the spotted hyaena from head to tail is about 95 to 150 centimeters (37-59 inches) and the height at the shoulder is reported from about 75 to 85 centimeters (29-33 inches). The tail is about 30 to 36 centimeters (11-14 inches) long and ends in a bushy black tip. About two-thirds of the tail is composed of bone with the other one-third being solely hair.


Image | © Tambako The Jaguar, All Rights Reserved
Sources | (Kingdon, 1977; Law, 2004; Mills & Hes, 1997; Nowak, 1999)

 

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