Latest Hyenas Stories
Trio arrives via Frontier Airlines flights to promote healthy breeding of species. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 Denver Zoo welcomed the addition
Michigan State University researcher shows that the detailed scent posts of hyenas are, in part, products of symbiotic bacteria, microbes that have a mutually beneficial relationship with their hosts.
In the southern Rift Valley of Kenya, the Maasai people, their livestock and a range of carnivores, including striped hyenas, spotted hyenas, lions and bat-eared foxes, are coexisting fairly happily according to a team of coupled human and natural systems researchers.
A new study has found vast differences between the behavior and intelligence of captive and wild spotted hyenas in problem-solving tasks.
Researchers in Kenya have shown that groups of hyenas possess different odor-producing bacterial communities within their scent glands that they use to communicate everything from age to social status.
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Many Christians give up certain foods for Lent, however ecologists have discovered these changes in human diet have a dramatic impact on the diet of wild animals.
As large, carnivorous mammals, spotted hyenas are well known for their competitive nature; however, recent work suggests that their clan structure has similarities to some primate social systems such as those of the baboon and macaque.
When it comes to producing more offspring, larger female hyenas outdo their smaller counterparts.
A team from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC) has analyzed the impact of climate change on spotted hyena survival in Europe over 10,000 years ago.
The aardwolf (Proteles cristatus) is a small insectivorous hyena, native to Eastern and Southern Africa. The name means "earth wolf" in Afrikaans. Unlike other hyenas, the aardwolf is a defenseless animal whose diet almost completely consists of termites. The natural enemies are deterred by the superficial resemblance to the more aggressive hyena species. The aardwolf is the only surviving species of the subfamily Protelinae. Physical characteristics The aardwolf looks most like the...
The striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) is closely related to the brown hyena. It lives in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and western India. It is extinct in Europe, but can occasionally be spotted in Anatolia, Turkey. Striped hyenas are largely scavengers, but will also eat small animals, fruit and insects. They are nomadic, moving from water hole to water hole, but never straying more than 6 miles from one. Striped hyenas hunt in solitude but do congregate in small family groups. Like...
The brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea, formerly Hyaena brunnea) lives mainly in the Kalahari and Namib deserts of southern Africa. It is smaller than the spotted hyena, and unlike its spotted cousin, is largely a scavenger. It is the largest land animal to derive most of its diet from scavenging. Because of the scarcity of food in the desert, the brown hyena supplements its diet with fruit and vegetables. Along the Namib coastline they are known to snatch seal pups. Also unlike the spotted...
The spotted hyena, or laughing hyena, (Crocuta crocuta) is the largest and best-known member of the hyena family. The spotted hyena ranges in size from 3.1 to 5 ft (95 to 150 cm) long along the head-and-body and stands from 2.5 to 3 ft (75 to 90 cm) at the shoulder. The normal weight range for the male is 100 to 132 lb (45 to 60 kg). The females normally weigh from 121 to 165 lb (55 to 75 kg). Some exceptionally large females have been in the ballpark of 200 lb (90 kg). Behavior The...
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