AnAge entry for Hyaena brunnea

Classification (HAGRID: 01812)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Hyaenidae
                    Genus: Hyaena
Species
Hyaena brunnea
Common name
Brown hyena
Synonyms
Parahyaena brunnea

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
31.9 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Some evidence suggests mortality rates increase at old age [0434]. One wild born specimen was about 31.9 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,000 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
92 days
Weaning
342 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.4
Inter-litter interval
511 days
Weight at birth
688 g
Weight at weaning
27,400 g
Adult weight
42,250 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
127%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

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