Spotted Hyena

Scientific Name: Crocuta Crocuta

Common Name(s): Laughing Hyena

Status: Conservation Dependant

Estimated Population: 27,000-47,000

Population Trend: Decreasing

Threats:                         Habitat loss and degradation; poaching and hunting, hide, meat, trophy, for
                                     Traditional Medicine, for pets; farmers, fearsof livestock losses, retaliatory,
                                     false persecution, overgrazing of prey land by cattle; humans, as target
                                     practice, conflict, enroachment; disease; competition with lions.

Range:                           South of the Sahara, Spotted Hyenas are present in many countries: Angola;                                      Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African                                      Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte                                      d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana;                                      Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique;                                      Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South                                      Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia;                                      Zimbabwe.

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