Animal Size

Brown hyena size: How big do they get?

How big does a Brown hyena get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) reaches an average size of 1.2 meter (4′ 0″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 17 years, they grow from 693 grams (1.53 lbs) to 43.4 kg (95.68 lbs). A Brown hyena has 2 babies at once. The Brown hyena (genus: Parahyaena) is a member of the family Hyaenidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Brown hyena is  (4' 0

The brown hyena (Hyaena 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. The largest remaining brown hyena population is located in the southern Kalahari Desert and coastal areas in Southwest Africa. The global population of brown hyena is estimated by IUCN at a number between 4,000 and 10,000 and its conservation status is marked as near threatened in the IUCN Red List.

Animals of the same family as a Brown hyena

We found other animals of the Hyaenidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Brown hyena

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Brown hyena:

Animals with the same litter size as a Brown hyena

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Brown hyena:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Brown hyena

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Brown hyena:

Animals with the same weight as a Brown hyena

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Parahyaena brunnea: