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Spotted Hyena, Beekse Bergen, Netherlands Zoo photo. Note the fore legs being lengthier than the hind legs, leading to its typical arched posture. Beekse Bergen,Crocuta crocuta,Europe,Netherlands,Spotted Hyena,World Click/tap to enlarge

Spotted Hyena, Beekse Bergen, Netherlands

Zoo photo. Note the fore legs being lengthier than the hind legs, leading to its typical arched posture.

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The spotted hyena 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 Jul 1, 2022. Captured Sep 10, 2020 10:58.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO560
  • 400mm