I that hyenas are extremely intelligent animals despite the fact that they're depicted as dumb scavengers (like in the Lion King) smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Lions don't eat hyenas after killing them. Some biologists believe that lions do not like the taste of hyena meat while some say it is because hyenas aren’t a nutritious diet for them. animalhype.com/mammals/do…
Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs. grunge.com/188688/are-hye…
The Spotted Hyena is the only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening. During the mating process, the male's penis enters and exits the female's reproductive tract through her pseudo-penis rather than directly through the vagina, which is blocked by the false scrotum and testes. wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotte…
Hyenas are not members of the dog or cat families. Instead, they are so unique that they have a family of their own, Hyaenidae. nationalgeographic.com/an…
During his tenure, Theodore Roosevelt had a lion, a coyote, a hyena, a black bear and a zebra living on White House grounds at various times. Also, he shot 11397 creatures, including endangered animals. He also hired people, to find remains of a Mammoth, which he was successful in procuring. theguardian.com/books/202…
Today I learned about the two-week long lion-hyena war over disputed territory in Ethiopia during 1999, where lions killed 35 hyenas and hyenas managed to kill six lions, with the lions eventually taking over the territory. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afric…
The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter, our jaw muscle can bite with the force of 200 lbs from the molars. To put that into perspective, a hyena's bite force is 1100 lbs, a Silverback 1300 lbs, a saltwater croc is 3700 lbs loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
In 1999 there was a week long fight between lions and hyenas in Ethiopia, that led to the deaths of 6 lions and 30 hyenas, with the military being called in. deseret.com/platform/amp/…
Today I learned about The Hyena Man. He started feeding them to keep them away from livestock, only to gain their trust and be led to their den and meet some of the cubs. relay.nationalgeographic.…
Hyena poop is bright white due to the calcium in the large amount of bones they eat. smithsonianmag.com/videos…
Although Hyenas appear to be dogs, they are actually more closely related to cats. api.nationalgeographic.co…
The characters Timon and Pumbaa were only put in the movie The Lion King because Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella audition so well together. They had originally auditioned for the hyenas, but were so funny that Timon and Pumbaa were created for them. ew.com/movies/2018/04/02/…
Spotted Hyenas have a bite force of about 1,000 lbs per square inch. That is enough to bite through bone. Hyenas are also known to hunt lions and have been photographed with full animal heads (including a lions) in their mouth. stillunfold.com/animal/hy…
Today I learned of Tilly BΓ©bΓ©, a circus performer famous for her taming of large predators. She was small and dressed like a doll while performing with hyenas, lions and even groups of 40 polar bears. Silent footage of her life with the animals helped pioneer a new "exotic-erotic-escapist" genre of film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
Teddy Roosevelt had a menagerie of pets while serving as president, including, but not limited to; Baron Spreckle (a hen), Jonathan Edwards (a small black bear), Josh (a badger), Tom Quartz and Slippers (cats), Bill (a laughing hyena a gift from Emperor Menelik ), and Bill the Lizard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Heath Ledger created a character diary for the Joker. It included stills from A Clockwork Orange, photos of hyenas, unhinged clown makeup and the word "chaos" highlighted in green. It also contained things the Joker would find funny like AIDS, landmines, and geniuses suffering brain damage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jok…
Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed 512+ animals on a safari, the menagerie included: 17 lions, 3 leopards, 7 cheetahs, 9 hyenas, 11 elephants, 20 rhino, 29 zebras, 27 gazelles, 9 giraffes, 4 flamingos, 8 hippopotami, 2 ostriches, 4 crocodiles, 4 pythons, 2 vultures, and a pelican. vox.com/2015/7/29/9067587…
The aardwolf, a member of the hyena family, can weigh less than 10 kg. The carnivore primarily eats insects and larva. One aardwolf can lap up as many as 250,000 termites in a single night using its long, sticky tongue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar…
In Spotted Hyena clans, it's females who lead the pack. discoverwildlife.com/news…
Hyenas live in matriarchal clans because the females are larger and more aggressive than the males. Female hyenas also have fairly large and elongated clitorises that are called 'pseudopenises'. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
Britain used to have native species of monkeys, hippos, rhinos, hyenas and elephants telegraph.co.uk/news/scie…
Spotted hyenas are able to digest all organic components in bone, have been known to eat leather items such as boots and belts at campsites, and are thought to be responsible for eating car tyres. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
A Japanese zoo unsuccessfully tried to mate a pair of hyenas for four years before realizing both were males. itv.com/news/2014-10-03/z…
Oral Sex and Auto-Fellatio has been documented in fruit flies, spiders, brown bears, stump-tailed macaques, Tibetan macaques, wolves, goats, primates, hyenas, bats, cape ground squirrels and sheep en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non…
In Hyena societies,females are the leaders. Making a female your ally is a powerful social move and a high-ranking female will pass on this.Hyenas greetings are mysterious and bizarre. The females use their unusually large genitals as part of elaborate ceremonies that promote group bonding. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
The Hyena is NOT a canine species. Instead it's part of the feliform suborder and thus closer to a cat-like species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hye…
The Tarzan yell contains the voice of an opera singer, the growl of a dog, a soprano, a violin and the howl of a hyena. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Hyenas are not a type of dog; they are in fact more closely related to cats. metafact.io/factchecks/50…
Hyenas are feliforms, meaning part of the "cat" family, despite their more dog-like appearance. sciencedirect.com/topics/…
The hyena march during "Be Prepared" is a reference to the Nazi rallys held in Germany. youtu.be/XkU23m6yX04
The female spotted hyena has the largest clitoris of all the mammals, which is referred to as a 'pseudo-penis'. news.softpedia.com/news/T…
Paleontologist William Buckland, who described Megalosaurus, found white spheres resembling ancient dog feces at Kirkdale Cave. To confirm that these were fossil hyena droppings, he let a pet hyena eat guinea pigs and then studied what the hyena threw up or pooped. strangescience.net/buckla…
Female Hyenas have a fake penis, use it against males to assert dominance, and give birth through it thedodo.com/female-hyena-…
Female Hyenas have three-times the testosterone of male Hyenas, and give birth through a "pseudo-penis" africageographic.com/blog…
A hyena researcher sued Disney for defamation of character after portraying hyenas as villains in the Lion King. wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Li…
In Hara, Ethiopia, Hyenas and humans have a unique relationship. At night, two Hyena clans fight outside for access to the city. The people do not fear the hyenas and give the winning clan leftover meat that they believe hyenas consume to rid the city of bad spirits. reuters.com/article/us-et…
Hyenas only resemble dogs due to evolutionary convergence. They are, in fact, more closely related to lions, leopards, and common house cats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hye…
, Teddy Roosevelt had, living in the White House, rabbits, a badger, a macaw, a hen, and a hyena. Among others. nps.gov/thrb/learn/histor…
Hyenas are related to felines but due to Convergent Evolution, their features and behaviors more closely resemble canines. Bonus: the smallest member of hyena family is the Aardwolf which mainly eats termites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hye…
Male hyenas experience deprivation, hazing and harassment by female hyenas. On the average, they live half as long as females. youtube.com/watch?v=PBCNW…
Several species of African Vultures (like the most common, the White-backed Vulture) are currently critically endangered due to human farmers poisoning dead livestock in an effort to ward off mammalian predators like hyenas and lions but unintentionally decimate vulture populations as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
After The Lion King was released, one hyena researcher sued Disney for defamation of character for portraying hyenas as villains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Hyenas are closer to cats than dog: "Although phylogenetically they are closer to felines and viverrids, and belong to the feliform category, hyenas are behaviourally and morphologically similar to canines" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hye…
President Theodore Roosevelt was gifted a pet hyena named Bill that briefly lived with him in the White House. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
Female hyenas have no vaginal opening, and give birth through the clitoris, which *ruptures* as a natural part of the process. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
Maruyama Zoo in Japan tried to mate two male hyenas for four years. itv.com/news/2014-10-03/z…
The infamous hyena giggle is usually heard while they're fleeing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
After The Lion King was released a hyena biologist sued Disney for defamation of character for portraying hyenas as villains. wikipedia.com/wiki/The_Li…
Two male bears from a zoo in Croatia were caught engaging in oral sex -- Oral sex is well documented in mammals as diverse as rats, fruit bats, horses, goats, dolphins, most primates, cheetahs, lions, hyenas, sheep and cattle. sciencing.com/animals-bes…

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