Oldest Known Captive Spotted Hyena Passes Away | Arts & Culture
The Sacramento Zoo’s Spotted Hyena, and the oldest known hyena in a United States Zoo, passed away in her sleep last night. Brownie, as she was affectionately called by Zoo staff, had been under treatment for a variety of age-related illnesses. Veterinarians and keepers had been keeping an eye on her because of her age, but did not notice anything unusual yesterday. She spent much of the afternoon sunning in her exhibit, ate her dinner and went to sleep. She surpassed all expectations, living to the age of 28.