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Hyena Kruger National Park, South Africa Crocuta crocuta,Spotted Hyena Click/tap to enlarge


Kruger National Park, South Africa

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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 Michele Murphy
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By Michele Murphy

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Uploaded Oct 16, 2012. Captured Aug 6, 2012 16:39.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • f/8.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO200
  • 280mm