Habitat specialisation by spotted hyena for treeless grassland
Crocuta crocuta photo © AindriúH
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The spotted hyena is, worldwide, the only large carnivore specialised for treeless grassland on plains. Its current success in woodlands in national parks and game reserves is largely the artificial result of alleviation of the foraging competition with humans that has limited its habitats over evolutionary time.
Robin and the Honey Badger, 22 March 2016
Crocuta crocuta photo © Stig Nygaard
Crocuta crocuta photo © Daniel Fafard