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Brown Hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) <!--갈색하이에나-->
Subject: Brown Hyena (Parahyaena brunnea)
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Brown Hyena (Parahyaena brunnea)

Date: Wed Nov 03 15:46:39 KST 1999
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This is a brown hyena, NOT a bear of any sort.

The brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea), also called strandwolf, is a species of hyena found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and South Africa. It is currently the rarest species of hyena. Brown hyenas are distinguished from other species by their long shaggy dark brown coat, pointed ears, and short tail. Their legs are striped brown and white, and adults have a distinct cream-colored fur ruff around their necks. Order: Carnivora > Suborder: Feliformia > Family: Hyaenidae > Genus: Parahyaena > Species: Parahyaena brunnea

The brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea, formerly Hyaena brunnea) lives mainly in the Kalahari and Namib deserts of southern Africa. The intermediate-sized extant hyena, this species is 110-136 cm (43-53 in) in body length, 64-88 cm (25-35 in) tall at the shoulder and weighs 37-55 kg (82-121 lb), though exceptional larger individuals are known. It is smaller than the Spotted Hyena, and unlike its spotted cousin, is largely a scavenger. It is the largest land animal to derive most of its diet from scavenging, although they will also hunt small mammals. Because of the scarcity of food in the desert, the brown hyena supplements its diet with fruit and vegetables, and along the Namib coastline they are known to snatch seal pups.

Brown hyena
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