No laughing matter?
Look out Simba! Rumor has it that the hyenas are in town! The Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls added two hyenas to its summer line-up last week according to this Chippewa Herald article.
Hyenas, who are typically found in parts of Asia and Africa, are “dog-like carnivores” whose origins go back nearly 22 million years. The pair is currently making a home where the cougars were previously kept and will remain at the zoo until August. Among other furry friends at the zoo this summer are zebras, lemurs, grey foxes, a yak, and many more.
These lovable carnivores will be chuckling as they bask in the Wisconsin sun all summer long, so stop by and say hello. But please, no petting!