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Indian striped Hyenas are smallest among the other species of Hyenas.
It belongs to the class Mammalia and is from the family of Hyaenidae. Its genus is specified as Hyaena and order Carnivora. It is scientifically called as Hyaena hyaena.
Its ears and muzzles are totally black, the ears even radiate heat as it is one of the climatic adaptable animal. It also has a smaller mane at its neck and top of its torso, which straightens whenever it starts threatening. The tail having a feathery look measures upto 20 cms and reaches the hooks.
The average weight of Indian striped Hyenas ranges from 30 to 40 kgs. They usually grow upto a height of 4 to 5 feet and its shoulder height may vary from 66 to 75 cm. The wild striped hyenas have a usual life span of 10 to 12 years and that may extend from 20 to 25 years if it is under captivity.