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Spotted Hyena as caring parent in Serengeti, Tanzania The soft side of Hyenas. Africa,Crocuta crocuta,Geotagged,Serengeti Central,Serengeti National Park,Serengeti area,Spotted Hyena,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Hey, I wanted to promote it;) great shot. I wonder what the small pup under the curve of the mothers neck is thinking;) Posted 9 years ago
  2. Its a mother lover, too good. Posted 9 years ago

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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 Jan 4, 2014. Captured Sep 3, 2013 08:24 in B 144, Tanzania.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/800s
  • ISO360
  • 270mm