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Correct spelling?

I noticed two ways to spell Hyena or Hyeana are they both correct? :roll: Just wondered if latter is a African spelling.
Thanks, Pete

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Hi there,

I wasn't aware of 2 different spellings at all. Growing up in South Africa I have always spelt it Hyena, and so would most South Africans take this as the correct spelling. I asked my brother who is a Game Ranger just outside Kruger Nat. Park and he knew of the other spelling and assumed it was a mistake!
Well you learn something new everyday Eye-wink

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"WildlifeCampus" wrote:
The updated and correct spelling is Hyaena. Hyena is an americanised shortened version.

Thanks, some one needs to inform Audubon about this as their Field Guide on African Mammals and Birds spells it wrong.
I like the longer version better, it also changes the pronunciation.
Pete

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The updated and correct spelling is Hyaena. Hyena is an americanised shortened version.

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