spotted hyena

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spot′ted hye′na


n.
an African hyena, Crocuta crocuta, having a dark-spotted yellowish gray coat, noted for its distinctive howl.
[1775–85]
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Noun1.spotted hyena - African hyena noted for its distinctive howlspotted hyena - African hyena noted for its distinctive howl
hyaena, hyena - doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion
Crocuta, genus Crocuta - a genus of Hyaenidae
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Other top-tier predators include leopard and cheetah, and the park is also home to a healthy population of spotted hyaena and a few of the more reclusive brown hyaena.
According to the report on hunting concessions in The Namibian: The species to be hunted include elephant, leopard, roan, spotted hyaena, blue wildebeest, duiker, steenbok, buffalo, hippopotamus, crocodile, sable, lechwe, eland, giraffe, Hartman zebra, kudu, impala, eland, warthog, oryx, and klipspringer.
2007), striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena (Macdonald 1980), spotted hyaena Crocuta crocuta (Gorman & Mills 1984), swift fox Vulpes velox (Darden et al.
Estimating the size of spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) populations through playback recordings allowing for non-response.
Sure enough, the abundance of lions soon becomes apparent, and never far away from them is their nemesis, the spotted hyaena.
I've always been fond of the spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) diorama in the New York Museum of Natural History, which shows them feeding on a zebra, stuffed by Waddy McFall, with the hyaenas themselves done by Armin Schmidt.
1987: The scent-marking behaviour of the spotted hyaena Crocuta crocuta in the southern Kalahari.
Feral dogs hunt in a similar fashion to African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus), or spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta).