Spotted Hyena vs. African Golden Cat

Regarding Africa’s incredible wildlife, two species that often go unrecognized are the spotted hyenas and African golden cats.

Crocuta crocuta

Caracal aurata

Up to 1.6 meters long and can weigh up to 80 kg

Up to 1.2 meters long and can weigh up to 16 kg

Various habitats including savannas, grasslands, and woodlands of Africa

Forests, grasslands, and mountainous regions of sub-Saharan Africa

Up to 25 years in the wild

Up to 12 years in the wild

Live in clans with a hierarchical social structure

Solitary animals

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