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noun as in canine

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noun as in prairie wolf

noun as in scavenger

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With habitat restored, people in the region began to hear the cries of hyenas at night, a welcome return, Duguma says.

Imagine the Serengeti with fewer lions or hyenas — or none at all.

Lions, hyenas and other top predators still stalk herds of wildebeests over a million strong, preventing them from eating too much vegetation.

A Serengeti with fewer lions or hyenas — or none at all — may look intact from space, but it’s missing key species that help the whole ecosystem run.

A new documentary series called Diamonds in the Sand captured the monthlong journey, which involved surviving heat, headwinds, and wildlife like hyenas, elephants, and lions.

When this had been accomplished, Hlakanyana ate all the meat in the pot, and threw the bones at the Hyena.

It's no wonder he drinks, hitched up to a cantankerous old hyena like that.

This species, though smaller than the striped hyena, is of a fiercer nature and more dangerous.

With something like a feeling of satisfied vengeance, the young hunter saw the hyena roll over dead.

There is this also in their habit of pursuing their prey in packs, which renders them much more formidable than the hyena.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hyena, such as: mutt, pooch, pup, coyote, cur, and dingo.

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