Spotted Hyena: Laughing Predators

Spotted Hyena Laughing Predators

Spotted Hyena Facts
The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) is known as laughing Hyena. They are carnivorous mammals from family Hyaenidae. Spotted Hyenas are considered as cowardly scavengers but they are smart and sharp animals. It’s quite amazing to see how these hyenas hunt massive animals such as Zebras and strong mammoth buffalos.

Spotted Hyenas live in a large community known as clans. They often consume food, which is leftover of other animals and birds. They have mind blowing techniques of marking their territories by producing strong-smelly substance by using their anal glands. Latrines, is the place where number of hyenas deposit their droppings, this gives signal other animals about hyenas boundaries.

Spotted Hyena

In many parts of Africa, hyenas are densely spread and they often meet human populations. With their powerful nails and strong jaws it becomes very challenging to save life when they attack when they hunt. Hyenas are blessed with varieties of vocal chords through which they can produce wailing calls, howling screams and their famous laughter to give signals to other clan members of food from miles.

Distributions: From many parts of Eurasia, Atlantic Europe, China, and also from Sahara, Africa.

Habitat: Spotted Hyena is can be founded in forest edges and mountains, grasslands, acacia bush, woodlands, grasslands, woodlands, savannas, and semi-desert.

Spotted Hyena

Diet: Eat birds, lizards, snakes, and insects (Carnivorous), Wildebeest, Zebras, Waterbuck, porcupine, termites, bat-eared fox, eggs, and many other domestic animals. Clans are usually scattered around in divisions of groups and most hunting is done by direct hunting.

Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Bangkok has mesmerizing varieties of Spotted Hyenas. It exhibits thrilling experience as explore your Journey To The Jungle. Visitors get an opportunity to observe spotted Hyenas in their natural behavior. A must visit place to have memorable time with your family.

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