Hyena Anatomy

This page will show you various details of hyena anatomy. These pictures are intended for use to better understand the physical characteristics of the various members of the hyaenidae family and what sets them apart from other mammals. These pictures are meant for educational purposes.

Find more images on the Hyena Sanctuary Flickr Account.

Spotted Hyena Anatomy

All of the pictures (unless noted in the description) are taken by me at the U.C. Berkeley Hyena colony.

Striped, Brown and Aardwolf images coming soon!

Profile view of a male.

Three quarters view of a male.

Underside view.

Pupil shape varies on ambient light.

Shapes from keyhole to dumbell.

To fully round in low light.

Upper jaw.

The bone crushing molars.

Saliva is very thick.