Animal Age

How old does a Brown hyena get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Brown hyena reaches?

An adult Brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea) usually gets as old as 17 years.

Brown hyenas are around 95 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 693 grams (1.53 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Hyaenidae family (genus: Parahyaena), their offspring is 2 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.2 meter (4′ 0″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Brown hyena gets as old as 17 years

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

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Hyaenidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Brown hyena

With an average age of 17 years, Brown hyena are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Brown hyena

The same number of babies at once (2) are born by:

Weighting as much as Brown hyena

A fully grown Brown hyena reaches around 43.4 kg (95.68 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Brown hyena

Those animals grow as big as a Brown hyena: