n African Zoology - The feeding habits of brown hyaenas (Hyaena brunnea) on a game ranch in Limpopo Province, South Africa : short communication - : short communication

Volume 38, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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We analysed prey remains, particularly hair, in 38 brown hyaena <I>Hyaena brunnea&lt;/I&gt; scats from a game ranch in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The brown hyaenas fed on a wide variety of mammals, supplementing their diet with insects and plant material. Artiodactyls were the most important mammalian food source, with hair of common duiker (<I>Sylvicapra grimmia</I>) being the most frequent food item in the faeces.

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