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Curious Hyena Pup Hyena pup coming my way, South Africa Crocuta crocuta,Geotagged,South Africa,Spotted Hyena Click/tap to enlarge

Curious Hyena Pup

Hyena pup coming my way, South Africa

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  1. Nice! Posted 9 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 Stephanie Smith
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Uploaded Oct 10, 2012. Captured Jul 24, 2012 23:28 in R527, South Africa.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/4.8
  • 10/5000s
  • ISO800
  • 190mm