Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena – Crocuta crocuta

Native to Africa, the Spotted Hyena is also known as the Laughing Hyena. They live in large clans with up to 80 members. Their hunting parties will also vary depending upon what species the Hyena is hunting. Ranging from 1 to a group of 25, Spotted Hyenas can achieve speeds of 40 mph and have an average lifespan of about 12 years.