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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 aloaaron
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Uploaded May 3, 2015. Captured Mar 18, 2015 22:50 in Mara, Tanzania.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 240mm