All extant species of hyenas in descending order of size: spotted hyena, brown hyena, striped hyena and aardwolf. Hyaenidae - Hyena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which says that hyenas are members of the cat family!
The brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea, formerly Parahyaena brunnea) is a species of hyena found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and South Africa. It is currently the rarest species of hyena
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The brown hyaena inhabits the South West Arid Zone of Africa. The largest remaining populations are in the southern Kalahari and the coastal areas in Southwest Africa. It is found in desert areas with annual rainfall less than 100 mm, particularly along t