𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘏𝘺𝘦𝘯𝘢 (𝙃𝙮𝙚𝙣𝙖 𝙗𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙖) 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘢 "𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘞𝘰𝘭𝘧" 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘬𝘢𝘢𝘯𝘴 (𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘸𝘰𝘭𝘧); 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴, 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘺𝘦𝘯𝘢.
One of their unique habits is called pasting - a form of scent marking from their anal glands. They send out two kinds of messages with their pasting: Lighter coloured, longer-lasting and stronger-smelling paste is used to mark territories and warn off other hyenas. Darker, temporary paste, milder-smelling, is used to let other clan members know that they've checked the area for food and have eaten it, so as not to duplicate efforts. So Clever!
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