Animal Weight

How much does a Brown hyena weight?

It is hard to guess what a Brown hyena weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea) on average weights 42.98 kg (94.75 lbs).

The Brown hyena is from the family Hyaenidae (genus: Hyaena). It is usually born with about 693 grams (1.53 lbs). They can live for up to 17 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.2 meter (4′ 0″). Usually, Brown hyenas have 2 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Brown hyena is 42.98 kg (94.75 lbs)

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:

  • Aardwolf bringing 8.14 kilos (17.95 lbs) to the scale
  • Aardwolf bringing 8.29 kilos (18.28 lbs) to the scale
  • Striped hyena bringing 35.09 kilos (77.36 lbs) to the scale
  • Brown hyena bringing 43.4 kilos (95.68 lbs) to the scale
  • Spotted hyena bringing 63.69 kilos (140.41 lbs) to the scale

Animals with the same weight as a Brown hyena

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

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: