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striped hyena Syllabification: striped hy·e·na

Definition of striped hyena in English:


A hyena with numerous black stripes on the body and legs, living in steppe and desert areas from northeastern Africa to India.
  • Hyaena hyaena, family Hyaenidae
Example sentences
  • Unlike their cousins the spotted hyenas, the striped hyenas (classified Hyaena hyaena) in the wild, forage during night hours.
  • Many larger mammals such as giraffes, striped hyenas, western kob, bushbuck and sitatunga are now considered extinct in the area around the lake.
  • The one-horned rhinoceros and striped hyenas are just some of the 1,200 animals to look out for at this award winning attraction.
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