Hyenas and Humans in the Horn of Africa*

  title={Hyenas and Humans in the Horn of Africa*},
  author={D. Gade},
  journal={Geographical Review},
  pages={609 - 632}
  • D. Gade
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Geographical Review
The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), the most common large carnivore in the highlands and lowlands of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia, has occupied both a scavenging niche and a predatory position at the top of the food chain. My own field explorations on this animal and the observations of travelers document its long and ambivalent association with people in the Horn of Africa. Spotted hyenas in this region have mostly lived in anthropogenic contexts rather than, as in East Africa, on wildlife… Expand
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