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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed May 05, 2010 10:46 am

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:20 pm

I saw a Brown hyena when i was small...we were on a night drive in the satara area, and i saw a large figure run from the side of the road and as we drove past i saw it run up the hill, hair loose and long, exactly like a brown hyena.

I asked the guide to stop and we did but it had disappeared by then.....

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Nico » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:44 pm

When you are lucky, you can see quite often the Brown Hyena in Kgalagadi like this one in the video near Mata Mata. :wink:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yT6f5DDZAs[/video]

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby johanrebel » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:36 am

A brown hyaena was seen in the Makuleke section of the park about two weeks ago, by a guide working at The Outpost. The sighting was in the evening on a road locally known as Home Run, i.e. the road from the public tar to the lodge.

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby ice » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:39 pm

filmed in KTP in april 2011

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIvkD9CWcHA&feature=plcp[/video]

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Carol g » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:36 am

Saw one in 1978 on the road between Shing and what is now Mopani, still trying to find the picture. It was a good photo as it was in the road right next to our car.
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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:49 am

Thanks carol I remember seeing a photo my gran took of a brown hyena, pangolin and aardvark in the kruger many moons ago if I remember correctly she told me she saw them all sometime in the 70's but here's the rub here's what I really don't get in those days the predator populations were much larger than current and yet the brown hyena was in fact seen and recorded, over the years the animals have diminished excessively and yet no one sees a brown hyena how come? If the brown hyena doesn't come out because of other predators then he wouldn't have come out in those times or am I wrong?????? I swear Im now going to make it my mission to find the pangolin, aardvark and brown hyena in the kruger these animals must exist their, they can't just have disappeard??????
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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:05 am

NetEk wrote:Can somebody help me I had a argument (quite heated) the other day. Does the Brownies call at night and what does it sound like? I had them as silent and the tell tale "whoop" in the bush is the spotted.


wish I knew what the brownies sounded like then I couldve answered but I do agree with the spotted being the telltale whoop call
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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:18 am

Duke Ellieton wrote:NetEk, The brown hyena is said to make a series of short "wah" and "hi-ha" sounds. The do not make the typical laughing sounds of the spotted variety but are nevertheless also very noisy at a carcase or a kill. As a rule they do not howl.

Ref: KNP Questions and Answers by PF Fourie, page 276.


Interesting Duke is their a reason for it that they don't howl? Would that attract predators toward them?
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby tycko » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:28 pm

hello

i took this picture last year and i don't kown what kind of animal it is ..


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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby RosemaryH » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:36 pm

Hi tycko and welcome :gflower: as Philip1 mentioned in his post the animal you caught on the webcam is a Brown Hyena
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:41 pm

Hi Tyco, welcome to the Forum. :thumbs_up:

It is a Brown Hyena.
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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby WillieV » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:21 pm

August 2014 Leeudril Kgalagadi.

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