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Larger female hyenas produce more offspring

— 28 Mar 2011 16:22 | Biology

When it comes to producing more offspring, larger female hyenas outdo their smaller counterparts…

T. rex more hyena than lion

— 23 Feb 2011 17:34 | Geology and palaeontology

The ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex has been depicted as the top dog of the Cretaceous, ruthlessly stalking herds of duck-billed dinosaurs and claiming the role of apex predator, much as…

Why are there no hyenas in Europe?

— 24 Sep 2010 11:22 | Biology

A team from the National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC) has analysed the impact of climate change on spotted hyena survival in Europe over 10,000 years ago. These changes played…

High-born hyena sons benefit their entire life

— 24 Aug 2010 16:18 | Biology

High-ranking mothers provide their sons with a privileged upbringing and this increases their son's success after leaving home. This was now demonstrated for the first time in a social…

Giggles give clues to hyena's social status

— 1 Apr 2010 09:51 | Biology

While dominant hyenas have a steady, confident-sounding giggle, subordinate ones produce a more variable call, allowing the animals to keep track of their social hierarchy, according…

Hyenas' laughter signals deciphered

— 30 Mar 2010 11:02 | Biology

Acoustic analysis of the 'giggle' sound made by spotted hyenas has revealed that the animals' laughter encodes information about age, dominance and identity. Researchers writing in…

Hyenas cooperate, problem-solve better than primates

— 29 Sep 2009 16:31 | Biology

Spotted hyenas may not be smarter than chimpanzees, but a new study shows that they outperform the primates on cooperative problem-solving tests…

How hyenas 'inherit' their social status

— 25 Feb 2009 13:50 | Biology

An international team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany, and the University of Sheffield, UK, now answered the question…

Spotted hyenas can increase survival rates by hunting alone

— 21 Jul 2008 14:23 | Biology

Recent research by Michigan State University doctoral student Jennifer Smith has shed new light on the way spotted hyenas live together and - more importantly - hunt for their food…

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