Save South Africa's Brown Hyaenas

by Earthwatch Institute

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Save South Africa's Brown Hyaenas

Save South Africa's Brown Hyaenas
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A hyena captured by camera trap

A hyena captured by camera trap
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - 2014 Highlights' (view small | med | large | orig)

Setting a camera trap

Setting a camera trap
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - 2014 Highlights' (view small | med | large | orig)

Scavenging captured by camera trap

Scavenging captured by camera trap
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - 2014 Highlights' (view small | med | large | orig)

Examining a scavenger bird

Examining a scavenger bird
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - 2014 Highlights' (view small | med | large | orig)

Local landowners often consider hyenas to be pests

Local landowners often consider hyenas to be pests
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - Research Update' (view small | med | large | orig)

Camera traps record any animal that passes by.

Camera traps record any animal that passes by.
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - Research Update' (view small | med | large | orig)

Hyenas compete with large carnivorous cats.

Hyenas compete with large carnivorous cats.
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - Research Update' (view small | med | large | orig)

Black-backed jackals are also threatened.

Black-backed jackals are also threatened.
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - Research Update' (view small | med | large | orig)

Analyzing scat to find out what animals eat.

Analyzing scat to find out what animals eat.
Photo from Progress Report 'South Africa's Hyenas - Research Update' (view small | med | large | orig)

Organization Information

Earthwatch Institute

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.earthwatch.org
Project Leader:
Heather Wilcox
Boston, MA United States

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