Population size and artificial waterhole use by striped hyenas in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan

  • Published source details Attum O., Rosenbarger D., Al awaji M., Kramer A. & Eida E. (2017) Population size and artificial waterhole use by striped hyenas in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan. Mammalia, 81, 415–419.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

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Provide artificial waterholes in dry season

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Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Provide artificial waterholes in dry season

    A study in 2010–2012 in desert in a national park in Jordan (Attum et al. 2017) found that artificial waterholes were used by striped hyenas Hyaena hyaena. In the first year of monitoring, an estimated nine hyenas visited the two artificial waterholes with 10 hyenas visiting in the second year. Within a 320-km2 national park, one artificial waterhole was created in 2003 and one in 2010. They were approximately 1 m in diameter and located 460 m apart. Hyenas were monitored using one camera trap at each water hole through August and September of 2010 and 2012. The park also contained approximately 60 permanent and semi-permanent natural waterholes and springs.

    (Summarised by: Nick Littlewood)

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