Scientific name: Crocuta crocuta spelaea
Length: 1,5 m.
Height:Shoulder-height approx. 1 m.
Weight: 105 kg.
Food source: Wild horses, Alpine ibex, steppe bison, woolly rhino, reindeer, red deer, and the European ass. Bones from cave lion and cave bear with distinct gnaw-marks from the cave hyena have been found. It is not known whether the cave lions and cave bears were killed by the cave hyenas or eaten as carrions.
Distribution: Found in Europe and Asia. From the British Isles to the Northern China.
Status: Became extinct approximately 11,000 years ago. Not found in Denmark.