Spotted Hyaena

Spotted Hyaena

Spotted hyaenas have a reputation for being mostly scavengers, but are, in fact, effective and flexible hunters and hunt for 70% of their food.

Spotted hyaenas have a reputation for being mostly scavengers, but are, in fact, effective and flexible hunters. A study in the Kalahari found that 70% of the diet was composed of direct kills.


Image | © Cloudtail the Snow Leopard, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Bohm & Hofer, 1998; Di Silvestre, Novelli, Bogliani, 2000; Höner, 2015; Höner, Wachter, Hofer, & East, 2003; Kruuk, 1972; Law, 2004)

 

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