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Hyenas at the Field Museum

Check out the new hyena diorama at the Field Museum


Who doesn’t love hyenas? OK fine, they might be vicious predators, but they’re also the subject of a new exhibit at the Field Museum. The first new diorama in decades sees a gang of striped hyenas in their new home within the Hall of Asian Mammals. Showcasing the work of Carl Akeley, who first taxidermied the hyenas in 1896, the hyenas were moved from their unnatural home inside the museum’s Reptile Hall after nearly 80 years. The diorama was made possible through an Indiegogo campaign, which raised more than $155,000 from more than 1,500 donors. This is a great exhibit to show the kids to learn about the life and rituals of these canine hunters. Check out what went into creating the new habitat and painting the mural by watching this video:

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