There was a suggestion of a shift in dietary preferences subsequent to the disappearance of the cave hyena.
It was most likely the most common large predator (after the cave hyena) in plains ecosystems.
The way they were broken and the teeth marks made Ayla think cave hyenas had cracked them with their extremely powerful jaws.
He survives an attack by giant cave hyenas, but falls into the icy river once more.
The European cave hyena was much larger than its modern African cousin, having been estimated to weigh 102 kg (225 lbs).
As with the African subspecies, female cave hyenas were larger than their male counterparts.
Paleolithic rock art depicting the cave hyena shows that it retained the spotted pelt of its African relative.
The ultimate cause of the cave hyena's extinction is still poorly understood.
The ubiquitous cave hyena filled out the complement of wildlife.
The cave hyena had crumpled on the spot and didn't move.