The brown hyena is also known as strandwolf, and they are currently the rarest species of hyena. They have a shaggy brown pelage with long fur on their neck, back, and shoulders which can be raised when threatened. They also have large heads, pointy ears, muscular shoulders, and sloping back limbs. Their howl is weird and resembles a hysterical human laugh.
Brown hyenas are nocturnal as they sleep during the day under the cover of trees, bushes, or rocks to prevent overheating. When they forage, they follow the path they used before and have scent marked. They mainly feed on carrion but occasionally hunt living animals such as small mammals.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No