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Hyena, Striped (Oceania)

Scientific Name: Hyaena hyaena

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: India: Sind, Kutch to the Nilgiri Mountains.

Habitat: Dry, rocky regions covered in shrub.

Description: Long-legged Hyena weighing up to 55 kg and measuring up to 80 cm over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 1.20 m without tail (35 cm). Striped down the sides, longish mane on the neck. Attractive animal with the characteristic hyena-head and strong jaws.

Hunting method: To a bait, on horseback, with traps, side trophy in connection with wild-boar hunting.

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