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Mammals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Common Chimpanzee, Giraffe, Bongo, Spotted Hyena, Plains Zebra, Common Eland, African Buffalo (Paperback) Loot Price: R447
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Mammals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Common Chimpanzee, Giraffe, Bongo, Spotted Hyena, Plains Zebra, Common Eland,...

Mammals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Common Chimpanzee, Giraffe, Bongo, Spotted Hyena, Plains Zebra, Common Eland, African Buffalo (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 57. Chapters: Common Chimpanzee, Giraffe, Bongo, Spotted Hyena, Plains Zebra, Common Eland, African buffalo, African Bush Elephant, Serval, Banded Mongoose, Warthog, Greater Kudu, African Golden Cat, Oribi, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Hartebeest, Sable Antelope, Common Tsessebe, Lechwe, Common Duiker, African Manatee, Kewel, Ground Pangolin, African Striped Weasel, Sitatunga, Roan Antelope, Blue Duiker, Southern Reedbuck, Yellow-backed Duiker, Mount Kahuzi Climbing Mouse, Velvet Climbing Mouse. Excerpt: The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) also known as laughing hyena, is a carnivorous mammal of the family Hyaenidae, of which it is the largest extant member. Though the species' prehistoric range included Eurasia extending from Atlantic Europe to China, it now only occurs in all of Africa south of the Sahara save for the Congo Basin. Spotted hyenas live in large matriarchal communities called clans, which can consist of up to 80 individuals. Though often mislabeled as cowardly scavengers, spotted hyenas derive the majority of their nourishment by hunting medium sized ungulates, and frequently clash with lions over food and territory. They are highly intelligent among the carnivora, with studies indicating that their social intelligence is on par with some primate species. The spotted hyena features prominently in African mythology and folklore, where its portrayal varies from being a bringer of light, to a symbol of immorality and depravity. Skull of Crocuta crocuta spelaeaIt is thought that the ancestors of the spotted hyena branched off from the true hyenas (striped and brown hyenas) during the Pliocene era, 5.332 million to 1.806 million years ago. Ancestral spotted hyenas probably developed social behaviours in response to increased pressure from rivals on carcasses, thus forcing them to operate in teams. Spotted hyenas evolved sharp ...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2011
First published: August 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-233-11181-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-233-11181-7
Barcode: 9781233111817

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