Tag: spotted hyenas

June 29, 2022

Snare injuries can reduce reproductive success in hyenas

When hyenas get trapped in illegally set snares intended for poaching herbivores for bushmeat, they may continue to live long lives, but their reproductive success can decline. Since 1987, Leibniz...

November 18, 2021

By cleaning up carcasses, hyenas also reduce disease

Hyenas aren’t the most popular species, but in one Ethiopian town, they may be reducing the spread of diseases from dead animals to people and livestock. When their livestock dies,...