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Striped Hyena

Hyaena hyaena


This is a Striped Hyena spotted in Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Striped Hyena's are much rarer than the Spotted Hyena's and tend to be solitary, rather than in a pack. They don't usually have a territory as such and just walk each day (or night) for many miles to find food.


Grasslands around Lake


Striped Hyena's are usually predominantly nocturnal so I think we were lucky to see this one wandering around during the day.

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Tukup a year ago

Great series Chris. Congratulations on the SOTW.

Single D
Single D a year ago

Congratulations on spotting of the week.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Congrats Chris, well deserved one, I really like this series.
Moreover, I think this spotting would be a great addition to 'African Mammals in the Wild' mission (, and I would like to invite you there.

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Congratulations,Chris 79. Wonderful spotting.

Great series Chris,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

i_munasinghe a year ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Congratulations, Chris. A wonderful spotting. I had a couple of trips to Lake Nakuru in the 80's. How Kenya has changed.

Brian38 a year ago

Congratulations Chris! Great pictures and interesting information!


Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Nice one, Chris. Congrats!

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Congratulations Chris79.

Saturniidae27 a year ago

Congrats Chris!

MichaelS a year ago

Hi Chris79,

Your Striped Hyena photograph has been voted Spotting of the Week!

Thank you for sharing this unique hyena species and habitat notes with the Project Noah Community!

“Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!”

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Great spotting.. thanks!

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Nakuru County, Kenya

Spotted on Oct 14, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2020

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