Breeding is nonseasonal, beginning at two to three years. One to six cubs are born per litter, after a 88-92 day gestation. No detailed studies of sexual behavior in the striped hyena have been published. Based on observations in captivity, estrus lasts one day, with the female mating several times at 15-25 minute intervals throughout the day. The mother brings food to the den for her cubs after they are one month old, but continues to nurse for approximately 12 months.
Average birth mass: 700 g.
Average gestation period: 90 days.
Average number of offspring: 2.5.
Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity (male)
Sex: male: 800 days.
Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity (female)
Sex: female: 800 days.