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The North American Red Hyena is a fictitious hyena species based on now extinct real world hyenas that had similar characteristics. The species was originally created in 1999 for a set of short stories as part of a school project by "RedHyena". A name the creator used after discovering the fandom a few years later.
Description: Red Hyenas are well suited to cool wet climates like the pacific northwest United States, with a complex social structure similar to spotted hyenas in Africa. The are very intelligent capable of complex communication and problem solving at a level that only humans can match. Red Hyenas are notable for their desire to understand the environment around them. This natural curiosity has led to the development of advanced skills; Red Hyenas are the first known species to control fire for their own use, they also manipulate and develop numerous other skills including advanced alchemy. They practice a universal respect for other forms of life and try to take only what they need to survive from their environments.
Physical characteristics: Most obvious difference it the fifth toe on each paw. There bodes are evenly built with both fore limbs and hind limbs about the same hight and have a sleek muscular body. Their fur is usually cinnamon red hence their common name. Height at shoulder averages: 1.24m ( about 4ft ) Average healthy weight: 240 kg ( 529Lb ) Running speed: about: 50 km/h ( 31mph )
Lifespan and breeding: They tend to live around 218 years more or less. Cubs are considered adult at 25 years. The vast majority of litters include only 1-2 cubs which are raised by the whole clan in a team effort.
Source information based on information from RedHyena's furaffinity.net journal and redhyena.net. They are used with permission.
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