Meet Our Animals > Spotted Hyena
Quick Facts
Native to Savannah of Sub-Saharan Africa
Primary Diet Medium-sized to large hoofed animals such as wildebeest, zebra, impala, and gazelle
Adult Weight Males 100 to 140 pounds; Females 120-185 pounds
Lifespan 20 years
Status Stable

Spotted Hyena

Spotted hyenas are extremely vocal animals. The well-known laughing sound is emitted by an animal that is being chased or attacked. A variety of whoops are made when the pack is getting ready for the hunt.

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