Specialty Animals

Hunting the Brown Hyena in Africa

Posted on Apr 2, 2019

The brown hyena is often a victim of myths and general bad press. They are said to threaten livestock, but this has turned out to be false. But this doesn't stop the farmers from killing the hyena at every opportunity. Also, the animal is a source for some of the ingredients in traditional medicines. Despite being persecuted, the brown hyena's future is becoming...

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Hunting the Spotted Hyena in Africa

Posted on Nov 27, 2018

Spotted hyenas are not scavengers by nature. The will hunt their prey unless they can drive another predator off its kill. Hyenas tend to be opportunistic hunters. The pack will tend to hunt when their prey will be at its most vulnerable, such as during inclement weather, or at night. When hyenas spot their prey, they target the...

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