September 2019: Spotted Hyaena

Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta)

Throughout September 2019, FaunaFocus will feature a misrepresented species, the spotted hyaena!

The spotted hyaena is named for its spotted coat and is known as the laughing hyaena because of its giggling cry. Although thought to be just a scavenger, this African carnivore is an effective endurance hunter. It lives in clans of 3-80 in which females are dominant and masculinated.



Create art inspired by the spotted-hyaena and share it in the FaunaFocus Discord Server or on social media with #faunafocus. Learn about more ways to get involved with FaunaFocus!

Event Date Time (CDT)
SketchAlong September 13 7:00 pm
Free-For-All: Deadline September 30 12:00 pm
Free-For-All: Livestream October 1 7:00 pm


Image | © Cloudtail the Snow Leopard, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


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