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Hyena-Lekker_warm Taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Not a bad roadblock to come across. Crocuta crocuta,South Africa,Spotted Hyena Click/tap to enlarge

Hyena-Lekker_warm

Taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Not a bad roadblock to come across.

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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 stephen whittaker
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By stephen whittaker

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Uploaded Mar 17, 2014. Captured Oct 8, 2013 16:43.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/7.1
  • 10/20000s
  • ISO3200
  • 280mm