Striped hyena is the only hyena species found in India. It is closely related to two other species of hyenas and the aardwolf. Hyenas in India inhabit a diversity of habitats, from dry open habitats scrub to deciduous forest habitats and agriculture fields. Although they can hunt down prey, hyenas are generally scavengers.
Population Trend: --- IUCN • near threatened CITES • appendix III WLPA • schedule III