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Hyenas in History 1 – The 18th Century Explorer James Bruce

Hyenas have been denigrated throughout history.  In literature and lore they are said to be scavengers, cowards – and they are brutish – among other negative attributes.  However, many other animals are associated with these same attributes – but are not considered pariahs as is … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: About Hyaenas

In the ‘The Lion King‘,  three hyaenas are shown as silly buffoons, giggling and cackling their way through the movie.  Researchers and other hyena specialists unsuccessfully pleaded with Disney, makers of the movie, to portray hyenas as they are – serious, … Continue reading

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