Brown hyenas and striped hyenas look for carcasses rather using their kin smell. Smell is important in forming and maintaining bonds inside the pack. Some ethnic groups in Ethiopia associate themselves with hyenas; the Gurage traditionally believe that their ancestors migrated from Arabia to Ethiopia using hyenas as mounts. The female also possesses no external vagina vaginal openingas the labia are fused to form a pseudo- scrotum. Fore limbs are larger than hind limbs. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.
Zambia's hyenas are increasing in the Luangwa Valleybut declining elsewhere.
The Spotted Hyena’s She-Penis
The odour of this secretion is very strong, smelling of boiling cheap soap or burning, and can be detected by humans several metres downwind. In Malawi and Tanzania, the genitalia, nose tips and tails are used for traditional medicine. North American river otter L. Placental expression and molecular characterization ofardfcatase cytochrome P in the spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta Placenta. Black-backed and side-striped jackalsand African golden wolves will feed alongside hyenas, though they will be chased if they approach too closely. Alfred Brehm wrote that the spotted hyena is harder to tame than the striped hyena, and that performing specimens in circuses were not up to standard.