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Phoenix Rising Jungle Book 273 - Spotted Hyenas
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Phoenix Rising Jungle Book 273 - Spotted Hyenas

Subject: PR JungleBook - pr-jb273_hyenas.jpg
Date: 28 Apr 2000 06:58:08 -0500

Spotted Hyena, or Laughing Hyena, (Crocuta crocuta) is a mammal of the order Carnivora. They are moderately large, terrestrial carnivores native to Africa. They are best known for croaking, birdlike bark that resembles the sound of hysterical human laughter. Though often labeled incorrectly as a scavenger, the spotted hyena is actually a powerful hunter, the majority of its nourishment being derived from live prey. Spotted hyenas are the most common predator in sub-saharan Africa, living in savannah, dry woodland and desert habitats.

Scientific Name: Crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777)
Common Names: Spotted Hyaena, Spotted Hyena, Laughing Hyena
Crocuta capensis Heller, 1914
Canis crocuta Erxleben, 1777
Hyaena crocuto
Hyaena maculata

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