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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Hyaeninae — two species of hyena.


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From Latin hyaena


  • Some medium sized animals remain, such as the Cape baboon Papio ursinus, brown hyaena Hyaena brunnea, black-backed jackal Canis mesomelas, serval Felis serval and steenbuck Raphicerus campestris. 50 species of small mammals are still found, among them the spotted-necked otter Lutra maculicollis (VU) and the white-tailed rat Mystromus albicaudatis (EN).

    Vredefort Dome, South Africa

  • The herds are followed by prides of lion Panthera leo (VU) numbering up to 3,000 individuals, spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta, striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena, golden jackal Canis aureus, side striped jackal C. adustus and black-backed jackal Canis mesomela.

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Mac and Hyaena also carried his colours unsuccessfully at the last V.R.C. Autumn Meeting.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Most larger Sahelian carnivores like lion Panthera leo and African wild dog Lycaon pictus (V), were exterminated earlier this century by hunting and poisoning, but about 15-20 cheetah Acinonyx jubatus (V) and a few striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena persist, preying on feral donkeys.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • Outsider Artist and Hyaena favorite, Nicolas Caesar, returns with a celebration of Cinephelia and Trash Comics.

    Nicolas Caesar’s Grindhouse Nov. 1-15th

  • Striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) is another large predator and scavenger still existing in this ecoregion.

    Badkhiz-Karabil semi-desert

  • The striped hyaena (Hyaena hyaena) is also a resident of this area.

    Southwestern Arabian montane woodlands

  • Other carnivores have also declined greatly in the ecoregion since the 1960s, including the fennec fox (Fennecus zerda) and the striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena barbara, DD).

    North Saharan steppe and woodlands

  • The local subspecies of striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena barbara, DD) may also occur in the ecoregion.

    Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe

  • In the tugais, rare mammals are Bukhara deer (Cervus elaphus bactricanus), hyena (Hyaena hyaena) which still exist in some tugai massifs in the south, and goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) which visit tugais from the desert.

    Central Asian riparian woodlands


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