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Spotted Hyaena
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Hyenas (or Hyaenas) are moderately large terrestrial carnivores native to Africa and Asia, and members of the family Hyaenidae. Although hyenas look rather like large dogs, they make up a separate biological family which is most closely related to the Herpestidae (the family that mongooses and meerkats belong to).

In ancient times large hyenas ranged over much of Europe and Asia, but they are much reduced in range and diversity today. Only four species survive: the Spotted, Brown, and Striped Hyenas (which together make up the subfamily Hyaeninae), and the Aardwolf, which is the only member of the subfamily Protelinae.

In Africa today, Hyenas are associated with Sorcery in folklore. The Zulu nation, under Shaka Zulu, feared the power of Hyenas.

Family Hyaenidae

Subfamily Hyaeninae
Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta
Brown Hyena Parahyaena brunnea (formerly Hyaena brunnea)
Striped Hyena Hyaena hyaena
Subfamily Protelinae
Aardwolf Proteles cristatus
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Hyaenidae
Source: Wikipedia Read more about Hyenas
Spotted Hyaena
Kenya Beasts
Pictures of Spotted Hyaena Read More
Spotted Hyena
SafariCamLive.com - African Wildlife to the World
Spotted Hyena Read More
Striped Hyena
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
"The 3 species of larger hyena—striped, brown and spotted—all possess well-developed forequarters, sloping back line, anal pouch and dorsal mane". Narrative on Striped Hyena; includes habitat, food, and behavioral information Read More
Spotted Hyena
University of Michigan Animal Diversity Web
Spotted Hyena is also called the Laughing Hyena. Detailed narrative on Spotted Hyena; includes food, habitat, and behavioral information Read More
Striped Hyena
University of Michigan Animal Diversity Web
Detailed narrative on Striped Hyena; includes food, habitat, and behavioral information Read More
National Geographic
Hyena fact sheet and pictures; video clip; audio clip Read More
Honolulu Zoo
"Spotted Hyenas (also called Laughing Hyenas) are the largest of the hyenas". Information on distribution, behavior, diet, reproduction and growth, etc. Read More
African Wildlife Foundation
Detailed fact sheet Read More
Striped Hyena
"Distinct in many ways from its spotted sub-Saharan cousin, the Striped Hyena is a small, nomadic animal". Read More
Brown Hyena
University of Michigan Animal Diversity Web
"The brown hyena is mainly a scavenger, feeding upon carcasses of large herbivores killed by other animals". Detailed narrative on Brown Hyena; includes food, habitat, and behavioral information Read More
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