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A spotted hyena plays with the remains of a recent kill in Kenya's Masai Mara...

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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 burak_dogansoysal
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Uploaded Jan 2, 2015. Captured Jul 1, 2014 08:02 in Maasai Mara National Reserve, C12, Kenya.
  • Canon EOS-1D X
  • f/4.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO200
  • 500mm