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Five lions, two tigers, two bears, two hyenas and two dogs were being released into the Al-Ma’wa reserve near the town of Souf in northern Jordan.
Royalty shouldn’t laugh like hyena from a bush story; his deportment teacher would reprimand him.
Scar's three hyena henchmen also represent a cool opportunity for some up-and-coming comedy team, right?
Wild dogs and hyenas break down their prey with powerful jaws, tearing at them and even eating them alive.
The Atkinsons’ eagle shares the two-hour broadcast with several other amazing wild animals around the globe, including hyenas in Ethiopia and Old World monkeys in India.
Quasi Modo, the 2015 champion, has apparently been mistaken for a hyena or Tasmanian devil, according to her online bio.
In some places, a hyena is giving birth or there’s a hole in the heavens.
There were giraffes, lemurs, monkeys, cheetahs, gazelles, antelope, and hyenas.
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There are three species of hyena— doglike carnivores found in Asia and Africa. Actually more closely related to cats than to dogs, hyenas have coarse fur, four toes on each foot, long forelegs, claws that do not retract, and enormously strong jaws and teeth. They live alone or in packs and may be active by night or day. Hyenas are noted for scavenging but will also attack live prey. The spotted, or laughing, hyena, whose calls alternately resemble wailing and maniacal laughter, ranges through much of sub-Saharan Africa. Yellowish or grayish with dark spots, it is about 6½ ft (1.8 m) long, including the 12-in (30-cm) tail, and weighs up to 175 lb (80 kg). The hyena has been known to attack people and even to carry off young children.
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: a large animal of Asia and Africa that eats the flesh of dead animals
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