02 February 2007

Striped Hyena Spotted

Striped Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena)

According to a WWF news release, a Striped Hyena was spotted in northern Turkmenistan recently, by WWF scientists working on the Amu Darya nature reserve. Although not listed as endangered by the IUCN, this species is very rare in Central Asia. The fact that it has been spotted here may indicate that the region's environment is recovering.

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