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The Hyena Scientist


Maryn Wheeler


Loving, social, and attractive—does that describe a hyena to you? It should! Hyenas have a bad reputation, but the scientists who study them on the Masai Mara Game Reserve are trying to pioneer a new way of looking at them. From Fisi Camp, Montgomery and Bishop are taken on hyena observations where they learn about the intricacies of matriarchal hyena society and behavior. While there, they also learn about the scientists including who they are, and what brought them to study hyenas, how they live in the field. This beautifully written picture book takes the reader on a journey to understanding hyenas and the scientists who study them.