I thought i would make a new thread for the Hyena in Australia, and seeing as South Australia will hold the largest number this is where it should be I am not sure on the Background of the Spotted Hyena at Perth but this is what i can tell you about the 1 Hyena at Monarto "Vinnie" was with the perth zoo hyena (i presume she was imported with them) until a falling out due to her over aggression. She was then carted off to Whyalla Zoo. Whyalla Zoo iwas in SA and as far as i know was a terrible place. All Concrete, like an 1940-50's Zoo. Her previous exhbit was no more than 8m X 3m about, concrete with a concrete hut for her to sleep in, she had her food offered in bowls, and due to low funds she survived on a Diet of Pal Dog food. THis resulted in her weighing 87kg unlike the regular 60kg a hyena should weigh Vinnie is now at Monarto she arrived about 2 years ago and lives in an old Wild Dog Lockaway (they now live on the exhibit all the time) she now has at least grass to walk on and dirt to roll in and water to walk in, she is loving life, she is very wary of humans, but gets used to new people and items quickly. And luckily is now on a varied diet, including the odd Blackbuck. Most likely she will not be intergrated to the new Hyena due to her elderly age and Weight. but she will be able to see them and smell them etc... I will be back in the park on the 16th and 18th so i will try and get some pics then, if not i will get some sent to me so i can show you all ZooPro, i am not sure if you saw vinnie when you were at monarto last, if you did anything to add?