I'm a huge fan of the hyena and think they are a wonderful animal. One of Africa's most successful predators, perfectly adapted to long pursuit hunting and total utilisation of their prey. They kill the old and sick grazers, helping to maintain the health of herding animals and clean up dead carcasses across Africa, greatly benefiting the ecosystem.
Hyenas offer wonderful game viewing opportunities for travelers
and are a very challenging and unique game animal for hunt the hunter
willing to put in the effort. I have been fortunate to hunt the Spotted
Hyena and the Brown Hyena and have had success with both species; the Striped Hyena is not easily available to the hunter.
You can read Part I of my hyena hunting exploits by clicking the link below. Part II is a "work in progress" and will be online soon... http://huntingafricasbiggame.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/hunting-hyena-part-i.html
The latest issue of African Indaba has
an article by Ludwig Siege titled "Hyenas in Addis Ababa". Another
example of the human animal conflict that can arise in fringe areas
across Africa where humans and wild animals must co-exist. This article
relates to hyena in Ethipoia's capital city, Addis Ababa. To view the current African Indaba issue in full click on this link http://www.africanindaba.co.za/Archive12/AfricanIndabaVol10-2.pdf
Click here to read the article "Hyenas in Addis Ababa"