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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Kay E. Holekamp Lab
Take a tour of the online research lab of zoologist Kay Holekamp and her team. Holekamp provides an overview of her work with this "magnificent carnivore," and links to publications on topics from reproduction to sibling rivalry. The site also includes a photo gallery and a "Day in the Life of a Hyena."

Animal Diversity Web
Check out the facts about spotted hyenas put together by the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. The site includes information about the animals' range, conservation status, diet, life cycle—and plenty of photos.


Glickman, Stephen. E. "The Spotted Hyena from Aristotle to the Lion King: Reputation is Everything." Social Research (Fall 1995), 501-37.

Kruuk, Hans. The Spotted Hyena: A Study of Predation and Social Behavior. University of Chicago Press, 1972.

Pickrell, John. "Rebranding the Hyena." Science News (April 27, 2002), 267.

NGS Resources

Kaufmann, Carol. "Mama Cat." National Geographic (January 2005), 34-51.

Warne, Kennedy. "Okavango: Africa's Miracle Delta." National Geographic (December 2004), 42-67.

Fay, J. Michael. "Gabon's Loango National Park: In the Land of the Surfing Hippos." National Geographic (August 2004), 100-27.

Goodman, Susan. "Animal Athletes: Animals Go for the Gold in Their Own Olympics." National Geographic Explorer! (May 2004), 4-9.

Warren, Lynne. "Calls in the Wild." National Geographic (March 2004), 96-101.

Holland, Jennifer Steinberg. "Zebras: Born to Roam." National Geographic (September 2003), 30-43.

Goodall, Jane. "Fifi Fights Back." National Geographic (April 2003), 76-89.

Sunquist, Fiona. "Designed to Kill." National Geographic World (September 2000), 19-21, 26.

"Cheetahs Growing Up in the Wild." National Geographic World (August 1984), 14-9.