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Crocuta crocuta

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Lions or meerkats and hyenas

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Spotted hyenas do not only eat carcass, but are also successful hunters. They have got the strongest jaws among all of the carnivores on land and their bite has a force of over , Newtons. This means that they are
able to crush the bones of large ungulates as well as devour them due to their extremely strong stomach acids. They eat their prey almost entirely and thus act as a kind of “health police” by preventing the spread of disease. Status according to Red List: least concern


Order: carnivores, family: hyenas; subfamily: hyaeninae


Zebras, gnus, gazelles, birds, small animals, carcass and partially also fruits


Open steppes


Mating period: all year round; gestation period: – days, – o spring; suckling period: ca.  months; sexual maturity at – years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Least concern (LC)

Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)

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