National Animal of Lebanon - Striped Hyena

The Lebanese Republic or Lebanon is a country situated in the Middle East. The capital of Lebanon is Beirut and the currency is Lebanese pound. The national animal of this western Asia country is Striped Hyena. 

The scientific name of Striped Hyena is Hyaena Hyaena. This species of Hyena is native to the north & east Africa, Indian subcontinent, the middle east, the Caucasus and central Asia.

The striped hyena is nocturnal and social, these scavengers live in small groups of 2 to 7 members. The striped hyena is mammal's commonly found in arid and mountainous scrub woodland, live in dens made by burrowing or occupying burrow's made by other animals. They also make a den in caves, rock fissures and in erosion channels.

The male and female striped hyena both look similar except the height, the male hyena is a bit bigger then it's counterpart. The length of the striped hyena is 2.8 to 4.3ft and weighs around 49 to 120lbs. The striped hyena has long hairs and strips on body, head, and legs. when it fight or threaten it erects hair's to look bigger up to 36% of its size.

Facts about Striped Hyena:- 
  • The scientific name of the striped hyena is Hyaena Hyaena.
  • Native to north & south africa, indian subcontinent, the middle east, the caucasus and central asia.
  • The life span of the striped hyena is 12 year.
  • The length of the striped hyena is 2.8 to 4.5ft and weight is around 49 to 120lbs.
  • The striped hyena's are nocturnal and scavenger in nature.
  • The striped hyena are near threatened animal by UICN. Only 10-14k adult striped hyena are remains in the whole world.
  • Normally striped hyena eat rodents, rabbits, lizards and birds. But as they are a scavenger can eat anything available.
  •  Striped hyena crackling laughs that resemples call and hallow for communication.
  • The gestation period is of  90-92 days, and it gives birth to 2-4 cubs, at birth cubs eyes and ear canals closed. And after 7-8 days the cubs able to open eyes, and after 2-3 weeks teeths develops.


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