Baby Striped Hyenas
Although being hand-reared got these baby Striped Hyenas very accustomed to humans, our intervention was necessary for their survival. These are the first 3 cubs born at Pafos Zoo after their parent Hyenas arrived here last year.
The Striped Hyena is the smallest of the true hyenas. In the Summer, the coat is much shorter and coarser than during the Winter, and lacks underfur, but the mane remains large. It is a nocturnal animal that typically lives alone or in pairs, being monogamous, although groups of up to seven individuals have been recorded.