Hyenas Laughing

(Follow Link to BBC Report) The spotted or laughing hyena is the largest member of Hyaenidae inhabiting open areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa. These highly social predators are often erroneously labeled as strict scavengers like other members of this clade of hyaenid carnivorans. Other species include, striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aardwolves (earth wolves). Unlike other […]

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The Underappreciated Camelid

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/5FF2E5BE45FE21F4862576EA005A91EE?OpenDocument Congratulations to the St. Louis Zoo. The zoo recently celebrated the birth of a Bactrian camel calf. I remember as a young keeper being tasked with exercising a Bactrian camel calf in the early mornings of a typically hot Midwestern summer. Just like many neonates of large ungulates, this animal was pretty big despite […]

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