hyena in uganda

Hyenas In Uganda

Hyena in Uganda

 Uganda, the most common type of hyena is the spotted hyena which is normally found in woodlands, savannah and desert, though being nocturnal, they are rarely observed. Hyenas are also known to eat people, though it is more likely that they will kill livestock, which results in them being targeted by hunters.


Scientific Name: Crocuta crocuta (spotted hyena)

Size: 28 to 35 inches tall

Weight: 90 to 190 pounds

Lifespan: 25 years in captivity

Habitat: Savannas, grasslands, woodlands, forest edges, sub deserts and mountains to 13,000 feet

Diet: Carnivorous

Gestation: 90 to 110 days

Predators: Humans

Hyenas are found in Uganda in some of the national parks and a can be seen on your safaris in destinations like Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park  and others.

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