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Spotted Hyena observing cheetahs, Serengeti This Spotted Hyena was persisting in circling two cheetahs resting further ahead. It was always ensure a minimum distance, and obnoxiously was acting as if it was *not* following them, but the point was clear: kill for me, so that I can steal it. Africa,Crocuta crocuta,Serengeti Central,Serengeti National Park,Serengeti area,Spotted Hyena,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge

Spotted Hyena observing cheetahs, Serengeti

This Spotted Hyena was persisting in circling two cheetahs resting further ahead. It was always ensure a minimum distance, and obnoxiously was acting as if it was *not* following them, but the point was clear: kill for me, so that I can steal it.

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  1. The cheetahs:
    Cheetahs annoyed by Hyena, Serengeti Two young cheetahs are trying to chill during the hottest time of day, if only this persistent Hyena would not circle them. Likely, the Hyena is waiting for the Cheetahs to kill, after which he/she can steal it. Although cheetahs are big cats, they are not the strongest of cats. Built for speed, compromises had to be made in their build. Acinonyx jubatus,Africa,Cheetah,Serengeti Central,Serengeti National Park,Serengeti area,Tanzania
    Posted 6 years ago

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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 Jan 23, 2014. Captured Sep 3, 2013 15:36.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO1400
  • 400mm