JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

hyena_eating a hyena flipping over an entire buffalo all by herself...very strong jaws Crocuta crocuta,Geotagged,Spotted Hyena,Summer,Tanzania,africa,eating,serengeti Click/tap to enlarge

hyena_eating

a hyena flipping over an entire buffalo all by herself...very strong jaws

    comments (2)

  1. Great photo, amazing how strong these little fellas are, bite force of over 1000psi! They need it to crush through bones, they do not waste anything from their kill.
    I notice this one has a radio collar, any idea the story behind this?
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. the radio collar I was told was put in by a research group. they're studying the GPS coordinates of the matriarch. Posted 5 years ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

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
View aloaaron's profile

By aloaaron

All rights reserved
Uploaded May 3, 2015. Captured Mar 17, 2015 13:20 in Mara, Tanzania.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/7.1
  • 1/800s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm