Hyena

HYENA

HYENA FULL MOUNT

HYENA SHOULDER MOUNT

HYENA MISCELLANEOUS

About the Hyena:

The Hyena (Hyaenidae) is Africa’s most common large carnivore. They are quite similar to canines in some ways such as the fact that they both catch their prey with their teeth instead of claws and both eat their catch quickly and may store it.

They are mainly nocturnal animals. They are wolf-like in appearance and have a short build. They are brown in colour with spot markings all over their bodies.

Hyena Habitat:

Hyenas live in Savannahs, woodlands and in mountainous areas of up to 13 000 feet. They are wide spread and found in most areas in Africa such as Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique and Rwanda. Hyenas are skilled hunters and aren’t afraid to prey on animals of all sizes including Wildebeest, rodents and smaller wild cats.

Their strong jaws helped to break down their meal so that they can consume it and little of there is left behind. The only parts not consumed are hair, hooves or horns. The hyena is also not scared to steal food from other animals.

Taxidermy (Hunting Hyena):

Thorough preparation is the key factor to ensuring a high-quality final product. All hides are tanned and oiled using the world’s very best available chemicals and processes to ensure permanence and longevity.

Forms are selected to ensure the best fit and posture will be altered to suit you, the client’s preference without additional cost. Natural habitat bases are custom-made for full mount trophies without additional cost.

Only the finest materials and 30 years of professional experience are used in defining your trophies in a whole new way. The final trophies are almost Life-Formed. When the restoration is required, every effort is made to repair cuts and abrasions, and to minimise bullet damage. Natural scarring is kept unless otherwise requested.

Facts about the Hyena:

  • Hyenas are seen as being associated with witchcraft, as their body parts are used as ingredients in Traditional medicine
  • When attacked by Lions or other predators, Hyenas will feign death
  • The spotted hyena is very vocal, producing a number of different sounds consisting of whoops, grunts, groans and giggles.
  • Hyenas are known to have preyed on humans in prehistory