At sunset you can often hear the Hyena “laughter”
Crocuta crocuta…the Spotted Hyena.
We found this heavily pregnant female enjoying herself in a huge puddle of rain water
She drank while she wallowed…
Quite a pretty animal?
A final look in our direction…
Should I go back in?
We found this youngster at the den the following morning
Hyena will eat almost anything, including the aluminium parts of our vehicle
This millipede caught its attention for a short while.
In ancient Egypt Hyena were domesticated, fattened and eaten.
Lions are their eternal enemy and will kill them given the chance
Hyena will scavenge from lion kills
They will eat carrion, but are also skillful hunters.
This elephant bull was killed during a fight
The sight of Vultures in a tree and the sound of hyenas can often be used to detect a kill
Despite what a guest at a lodge said recently, this IS a Wild Dog and NOT a Hyena.
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