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 The Hyena, basically is to Africa what the Wolf is to North America.

They are the most commonly found carnivore on the African plains, and can be found on the majority of the continent, except for the rainforest areas.

Hyenas live in clans, and are both hunters and scavengers. Being both hunter and scavenger means that they frequently hunt for meat and sometimes steal it from other animals or eat dead creatures.

The female is the dominant sex in any hyena family, and she is three times larger than the males.

We hope you enjoy learning about them!



Here’s an in-depth information page on Hyenas.

Here’s a page that tells you a ton of facts about Hyenas.

Here’s some statistics and photos.

Here’s a bit about the Hyenas diet.

Here’s some questions and answers about the Hyena.

Here’s an interview with a Hyena expert about what makes them such good hunters.

Here’s a photo gallery of Hyenas.

Here’s a page about the Hyena population from the African Wildlife Foundation.

Here’s an interview with a Hyena zookeeper.




Here’s a video that tells a bit about the most common hyenas, the spotted hyena.



Here’s a short animated fact video, narrated by a couple of….hyenas.



Here’s a full length nature documentary about Hyenas.



This documentary focuses mainly on the hunting prowess and social structure of Hyenas.



 Here’s footage of some hyena pups.




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