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Arabian Striped Hyaenas at Twycross 03/05/10

Twycross' pair were imported from Sharjah, so are pure [i]Hyaena hyaena sultana[/i] and a first for me.

Arabian Striped Hyaenas at Twycross 03/05/10
Maguari, 3 May 2010
    • Maguari
      Twycross' pair were imported from Sharjah, so are pure Hyaena hyaena sultana and a first for me.

      According to, Budapest and Beekse Bergen are the only other European zoos to display this subspecies.
    • Pertinax
      Not fair. They were invisible last week.:rolleyes:
    • Maguari
      Sorry! Only got a couple of minutes of activity, if that's any consolation! Otherwise just a head or some fur under a shrub.
    • gentle lemur
      Nice! It's hard to see much through that badly scratched glass - and harder still to get a decent photo.

    • lintworm
      the animals in Hilvarenbeek were also imported from Sjarjah, but if the one that ISIS lists for Budapest is really this ssp.?? I don't think so.
    • tomzoo123
      Ahhh I never looked under the bush. I was thinking there not outside or inside and there not in the out of show area either so they must have been under the bush!
    • Maguari
      They do seem to like the bush - spent most of the day there by what I saw. Once you knew where they were you could see a bit of fur or a muzzle!
    • Jacobea
      Will these two become part of a European beeding programme for this species or are they purely just display animals?
    • Maguari
      [cynic] Breeding? Don't be silly - this is Twycross! [/cynic]


      I don't honestly know, but I'd imagine the intention is ultimately to breed them, although they look quite young animals (very small) for the time being.
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