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Striped Hyena at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Striped Hyena

Hyaena hyaena

Family

Hyaenidae, the hyena family.

Conservation Status

Near threatened, IUCN.

Distribution

Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and Western India.

Habitat

Savannas, open forests and semi-desert.

Factoid

The closest living relative to the hyena family is the civet family, and they are more closely related to the cat than the dog family.

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