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Brown Hyena

Afrikaans name: Strandwolf

Brown Hyena

Brown Hyena

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Hyaena brunnea

Unlike the Spotted Hyena the Brown Hyena is not often seen. They are more associated with the more arid regions of the country than the savanna.

The Brown Hyena is only found in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Most of their food is obtained by scavenging and they will aggressively challenge other predators over carcasses. They also feed on smaller mammals, eggs and insects.

Brown Hyenas live in small family groups which are typically headed by an adult male and female.


References and further reading

An Introduction to the Larger Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Joanna Dalton - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 104

Chris and Tilde Stuart's Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1988 - Page: 148

Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Year Published: 2004 - Page: 150

Field Guide to the Mammals of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar et al. - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 86

Getaway - Vol 27 No 04 - Author: - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 10

Kruger National Park Questions and Answers - Author: P.F. Fourie - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 274

Land Mammals of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Reay HN Smithers - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 94

Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Burger Cillier - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 43

Mammals of the Kruger and other National Parks - Author: The National Parks Board - Year Published: 1980 - Page: 34

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 417

Signs of the Wild - Author: Clive Walker - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 95

Wild Issue 39 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 42

List of South African Mammals

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