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Hyena

Hyena

Origin: L. Hyaena, gr, orig, a sow, but usually, a Libyan wild beast, prob, the hyena, fr. Hog: cf. F. Hyene. See sow female hog.

(Science: zoology) Any carnivorous mammal of the family Hyaenidae, of which three living species are known. They are large and strong, but cowardly. They feed chiefly on carrion, and are nocturnal in their habits.

alternative forms: hyaena.

The striped hyena (hyaena striata) inhabits southern asia and a large part of Africa. The brown hyena (H. Brunnea), and the spotted hyena (Crocuta maculata), are found in southern Africa. The extinct cave hyena (H. Spelaea) inhabited England and France. Cave hyena. See cave.

(Science: zoology) hyena dog, a south african canine animal (Lycaon venaticus), which hunts in packs, chiefly at night. It is smaller than the common wolf, with very large, erect ears, and a bushy tail. Its colour is reddish or yellowish brown, blotched with black and white.

Synonym: hunting dog or ashely W. :)


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Hyenas

What I remember is the unusual genitalia of a female hyena, they even give birth to this elongated external part.

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by mcar
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:42 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Hyenas
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Hyenas DO Hunt

I think hyenas actually catch their own prey A LOT more than people assume, particularly the spotted hyena. Hyenas aren't the fastest sprinters, but they are among the best endurance hunters. The heart of a hyena is bigger than ...

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by EdLincoln
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:25 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Hyenas
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decomposer

... and fungi. Scavangers would be organisms that activly search for dead organisms no matter of their size so everything from small insect to hyena.

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by Beetle
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:10 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: decomposer
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fastest animal

... Antelope - 61 Wildebeest - 50 Lion - 50 Thomson's Gazelle - 50 Quarterhorse - 47.5 Elk - 45 Cape Hunting Dog - 45 Coyote - 43 Gray Fox - 42 Hyena - 40 Zebra - 40 Mongolian Wild Ass - 40 Greyhound - 39.35 Whippet - 35.5 Rabbit (domestic) - 35 Mule Deer - 35 Jackal - 35 Reindeer - 32 Giraffe ...

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by orbit
Tue May 08, 2007 1:43 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: fastest animal
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Hyenas

Are you talking about the "Mock penis"? From wikipedia: A mock penis is the clitoris of the female hyena. Prior to sexual intercourse or when sexually excited, the hymen swells with blood. It hangs out of the vagina and ironically resembles a penis. Biologists have ...

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by Poison
Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Hyenas
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