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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. Africa,Crocuta crocuta,Geotagged,Ngorongoro,Ngorongoro Crater,Serengeti area,Spotted Hyena,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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.

    comments (3)

  1. Never thought I'd say this but the Hyena does look cute... :D Posted 6 years ago
  2. cute.... Posted 6 years ago
  3. So innocently sleeping Posted 6 years ago

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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.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Nov 26, 2013. Captured Sep 1, 2013 15:26 in B 144, Tanzania.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.3
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 200mm