Quick Answer: Are Hyenas Friendly?

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How dangerous is hyena?

Yes, hyenas are very dangerous predators. I mean predators, not scavengers, they are very able to attack and kill great animals on their own. In fact they kill about 95% of the preys they consume, this is specially true for spotted hyenas.

Can I have a hyena as a pet?

Yes, Hyena can be kept as pet but with great safety precaution and care on your part as they are still wild animals. There are those who condemn keeping wild animals as pets but who ironically own dogs and cats themselves forgetting that all domesticated animals were once wild.

Are hyenas aggressive?

The reputation of the hyena as a coward is unfounded and hyena are aggressive competitors in the bush, not only scavenging on the kills of other animals as it is often believed. They kill and eat baby lion, leopard and other predators. Hyena have ‘creepy greeting ceremonies’ where both females and males have erections.

What to do if you encounter a hyena?

Don’t move away until after the hyena does. When you do move, do it slowly, continuing to face the direction of the hyena. If the hyena actually attacks you, stand your ground and fight back by poking with a stick or kicking and punching its head.

Can hyenas attack humans?

Nonetheless, both the spotted hyena and the smaller striped hyena are powerful predators quite capable of killing an adult human, and are known to attack people when food is scarce.

Can you train a hyena?

The striped hyena is easily tamed and can be fully trained, particularly when young. Although the Ancient Egyptians did not consider striped hyenas sacred, they supposedly tamed them for use in hunting. Although they kill dogs in the wild, striped hyenas raised in captivity can form bonds with them.