Brown Hyena

Brown Hyena

The brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea, formerly Parahyaena brunnea) is is currently the rarest species of hyena. It is found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and South Africa. They are primarily scavengers the bulk of whose diet consists of carcasses killed by larger predators, but they may supplement their diet with rodents, insects, eggs, fruit and fungi (the desert truffle Kalaharituber pfeilii). They are however poor hunters. Photo: beautifulafricanwildanimalspets.blogspot.com

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