Last year, four male hyenas were relocated from Monarto to Perth Zoo and Altina Wildlife Park. This left two males and two females and over the last few months we have been introducing these animals to begin a new clan. Our aim was to establish all four animals, with the hope that the dominant females would put the males in their place allowing the group to live harmoniously. This, of course, was not to be, but as there is not a lot known about hyena introductions and captive clan dynamics we had to give it a go.
Hyena inrtoductions were a gradual process at Monarto Zoo.