Litter Size

How many babies does a Brown hyena have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Brown hyenas are in a litter?

A Brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 95 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 693 grams (1.53 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Hyaenidae family (genus: Parahyaena). An adult Brown hyena grows up to a size of 1.2 meter (4′ 0″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Brown hyena is 2

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.

Other animals of the family Hyaenidae

Brown hyena is a member of the Hyaenidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Brown hyena

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Brown hyena

Other animals that usually reach the age of 17 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Brown hyena

What other animals weight around 43.4 kg (95.68 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Brown hyena

Also reaching around 1.2 meter (4′ 0″) in size do these animals: