Hyaena hyaena Linnaeus, 1758 - Striped Hyena

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

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Hyaena hyaena - Striped Hyena



Striped Hyena is distributed quite widely in North and East Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent. In India, it is distributed in all the states except NE India and southern India. It inhabits dry areas such as deciduous forests, grasslands, scrub forests, rocky grasslands etc. It is usually a solitary that is primarily nocturnal. It mainly depends on scavenging for food but can often take to livestock. It is a solitary species that forms its own burrow/den.

Conservation Status:

 

 

 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to IUCN Red List assessment, population of this species is decreasing all over its range. Global estimate of its population is between 5000 and 10,000 mature individuals. Threat to its survival mainly come from habitat fragmentation and loss. Commercial and residential activities, expansion of agriculture, mining, loss of prey, retaliatory killing and occasional trapping has caused serious damage to its population overall. 

 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan311
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total322

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hyaena hyaena Linnaeus, 1758 – Striped Hyena. In Bayani, A., R. Chakravarty, and K. Kunte (Editors) (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 1.13. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mammalsofindia.org/hyaena-hyaena, accessed 2024/05/19.