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  1. Great pose, really a Hyena look :) Posted 5 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 Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Jun 22, 2015. Captured in 2222 Saint Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621, USA.
  • NEX-6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/160s
  • ISO3200
  • 0.00735294mm