Young Spotted Hyena sleeping on Ngorongoro crater floor
Many people strongly dislike hyenas for their vicious nature, thieving and "unfair" hunting strategies. As we all know though, fairness is not a concept in the wild when you have to eat. Plus, when you see a young Hyena carefully tucked away and sleeping, you'll realize they are not worse or better than any other animal trying to survive.
The spotted hyena , also known as the laughing hyena or tiger wolf, is a species of hyena native to Sub-Saharan Africa. The spotted hyena is the largest member of the Hyaenidae, and is further physically distinguished from other species by its vaguely bear-like build, its rounded ears, its less prominent mane, its spotted pelt, its more dual purposed dentition, its fewer nipples and the presence of a pseudo-penis in the female. It is the only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening.