Hyenas LOL each Other


This tidbit of information came from my Google Plus friend Mary Zeman.  She sent me this article that explains how bacteria left behind by one hyena can be picked up by other hyenas.   And from this article:  “Other hyenas that sample these leavings can sniff a wealth of information, including the animal’s sex, social status, willingness to mate and more. ”

The question is does this form of primitive (or advanced) social media among hyenas also carry over into other animal species (including Basset Hounds like Mary owns).  And you thought your dog just liked to smell other dogs butts.


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  1. Tony McGurk says:

    Ha Ha!!! Love the dog at the hydrant Bearman, his expression is a classic. This truly is a site of higher education & should be mandatory reading in schoos.

  2. Mary Zeman says:

    I love it!!

  3. Binky says:

    We know animals mark their territories and that can be sniffed/read by other animals. So they certainly communicate on some level. And many use vocalizations and body language as well. Maybe we’re just de-evolved dolphins.

  4. David Hurley says:

    I think they are just smarter than us!

  5. Bill Murphy says:

    I have to say, that’s actually a very interesting piece of trivia. 😉
    And yes, a fire hydrant definitely gets more social interaction than I do.

  6. Comedy Plus says:

    I think that dog is way smarter than we are. After all who picks up their poop? Us. It’s not the other way around.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

  7. DadaHyena says:

    Hyenas are really advanced mammals in terms of intelligence and communication (having a diverse language that includes the famous “Curly whooping” sound). This is yet another outlet of the hyena social network.

  8. George Ford says:

    You did a great job on that dog, B. I keep staring him in his eye. Not the brown one, thankfully.

  9. Mark Stokes says:

    Well, there’s not another animal that’s going to LOL better than a hyena! Love the dog’s face, Bearman!

  10. Gruhn says:

    Nice. Real animals don’t need electronics.

  11. Julian says:

    My phone is covered in bacteria and I mash them when tweet. Does that count?

  12. frigginloon says:

    Yeah, but in Animal Social Network sites they have Like or EAT 🙂

  13. You have 17 new messages, one direct urination.

  14. lisleman says:

    I learned that ants are very social but I wouldn’t want to be one. Look out a shoe!!

  15. Joseph says:

    Ha! The dog is reading the hydrant like, Meh… Funny expression Bearman! :O)

    When we walk our dog, Coco, she will sniff around a squirt a little bit of pee here and there. Once she ran way out of her way to pee on a stick in the middle of the road. It was funny. I guess that was the day’s meme for them!

  16. I guess it’s possible to get TMI when they do the sniff test!

  17. Dave says:

    Scientists show us a lot of stuff don’t they? I wonder if they go home to their spouse at the end of the day and say, “you’ll never believe what we discovered today?”

  18. Nate Fakes says:

    They are probably very well aware when Windex from my bathroom is about to make an appearance.

    BTW – I’m sure you know, but I was saddened to hear about Bo 🙁

  19. Dave says:

    Hey, just for fun I reinvented the title of this post with an Upworthy title: http://8bitnerds.com/upworthy-titles/ 🙂

  20. I gotta say, hyenas are way ahead when it comes to technology than us humans!

  21. James says:

    Too much learning! It’s making me feel sick!

  22. frigginloon says:

    So sad to hear about Bo. I know you were very close to him Bearman. Rest in Peace.

  23. Andro says:

    Now this is what I call a good laugh 🙂 🙂 lmao
    Well it’s about Hyena’s so it’s bound to be funny 🙂

    I like it a lot Bearman 🙂

  24. Tyler says:

    I can only hope hyenas can keep us up to date on what they’re having for dinner too. Those are the most important posts of all.

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