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Spotted Hyena cub first time out of the den

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  1. Early morning n the Okavango Delta. Very pleased to see two cubs, maybe 3 months old, leave a known den. The surprise was the emergence of this little one, thought to be its' first visit to the outside world. Looks cute, but the eyes are all hyena. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Really wonderful to see the "soft" side of hyenas, who like all animals are simply players in the battle for survival. Posted 3 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 dunlak
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Uploaded Feb 7, 2018. Captured in Unnamed Road, Botswana.