I have just gotten word that our good friends at Zoo Boise will be welcoming two new Striped Hyenas to their collection of animals! I was so excited once I found out this news. Hyenas in general are some of the most misunderstood animals in the world. Luckily through research, new information has been discovered about these creatures and has shed light on the species. I have learned that Striped Hyenas are smaller than their much larger and “well known” cousins the Spotted Hyenas (whom you probably have seen in National Geographic Documentaries). Still, Striped Hyenas are an amazing species and I am so happy that we will be welcoming them soon into the valley. The zoo is now currently re-designing their old Big Horn Sheep Exhibit to make way for the new arrivals. It is slated to open in April.
For more information about the Striped Hyena visit this link: http://corbinmaxey.com/http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-striped_hyena.html