Spotted Hyaena

Spotted Hyaena

Legal classification of the spotted hyaena varies from “vermin” in parts of Ethiopia to fully-protected in conservation areas.

Legal classification of the spotted hyaena varies from vermin in parts of Ethiopia to fully-protected in conservation areas.

Thus, while it is fully protected in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the spotted hyaena may be legally shot by sport hunters in the adjacent Maswa Game Reserve. In some protected areas, spotted hyaenas may be legally killed by resident humans when they have preyed upon livestock.


Image | © Tambako The Jaguar, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Bohm & Hofer, 1998)

 

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