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Hyena  Crocuta crocuta,Spotted Hyena Click/tap to enlarge Promoted


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  1. Female/pregnant? Posted 5 years ago
  2. This animal was spotted on her own, maybe to give birth. 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 Malcolm Budden
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By Malcolm Budden

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Uploaded Jun 13, 2016. Captured Feb 26, 2012 06:39.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO160
  • 400mm