Spotted Hyaena

Spotted Hyaena

Spotted hyaenas are threatened by a decline in their prey densities due to habitat loss caused by increased human settlement, overgrazing by livestock, and game-meat hunting by humans.

A further threat is posed by the decline in densities of wildlife species consumed by spotted hyaenas due to habitat loss caused by increased human settlement, overgrazing by livestock, and game-meat hunting by humans.

Apparently, only since the mid-1970s has game meat hunting rapidly expanded, as more people have moved within walking distance of the boundaries of protected areas such as in the north and west of the Serengeti.


Image | © Bobby Bradley, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (Bohm & Hofer, 1998; Höner, 2015)

 

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