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Young Spotted Hyena on Ngorongoro crater floor Whilst the rest of the pack is out scavenging, this young Hyena rests in the group's hideout. Note that you cannot easily determine the gender of a Hyena visually, as females have large sexual organs that resemble that of a male. Africa,Crocuta crocuta,Ngorongoro,Ngorongoro Crater,Serengeti area,Spotted Hyena,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge

Young Spotted Hyena on Ngorongoro crater floor

Whilst the rest of the pack is out scavenging, this young Hyena rests in the group's hideout. Note that you cannot easily determine the gender of a Hyena visually, as females have large sexual organs that resemble that of a male.

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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 Dec 1, 2013. Captured Sep 1, 2013 16:13.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO720
  • 400mm