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  Baby Hyena
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Hyena Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Hyenas are more closely related to cats than to dogs.
  • All Hyenas feature a distinctive back line that slopes from the shoulder to the tail.
  • Hyenas are primarily found in Africa
  • There are three living species of Hyena.
  • Hyenas are carnivores with extremely strong jaws for crushing prey.
  • The Aardwolf is a small relative of Hyenas.
  • Hyena are primarily nocturnal.
  • Hyena are able to digest parts of their prey that other animals cannot, like skin and bones.
  • Hyenas can live up to 25 years in the wild.
  • The Hyenas "laugh" is used to tell others to come eat after a successful hunt.
  • Hyenas make many sounds, including sounds like moos, groans, squeals and laughs.
  • Hyena are able to hunt and kill prey much larger than themselves, such as wildebeest and buffalo.

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