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Spotted Hyena nanny on Ngorongoro crater floor This Hyena seems to be the nanny of a few young Hyenas whilst the rest of the group is out to scavenge and hunt. Captured on the Ngorongoro crater floor. Africa,Crocuta crocuta,Geotagged,Ngorongoro,Ngorongoro Crater,Serengeti area,Spotted Hyena,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Spotted Hyena nanny on Ngorongoro crater floor

This Hyena seems to be the nanny of a few young Hyenas whilst the rest of the group is out to scavenge and hunt. Captured on the Ngorongoro crater floor.

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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 in B 144, Tanzania.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO500
  • 400mm