Photo category:
Mountainous conifers - Lebanon
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Heraklion
  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Striped Hyena

Photo of a Striped Hyena, Hyaena hyaena, a carnivorous mammal with very strong jaws. It feeds mainly on carcasses, smashing even the hardest of bones. Today, the Striped hyena can be found in northern and eastern Africa, and in the Middle East, but no more in Europe, where it has become extinct. It upraises its hair to seem bigger and frighten its enemies. The more familiar Spotted hyena, is limited to areas south of the Sahara. It doesn’t look for food in big groups, like the Spotted hyena, but only with maximum one more individual.