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Spotted Hyenas portrait on Ngorongoro crater floor, Tanzania

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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 3, 2013. Captured Sep 1, 2013 16:40.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO450
  • 280mm