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This young hyena are about to explore the world. A caterpillar caught his interest and he just had to investigate it. He learned his lesson the normal way for young ones, his nose was burning after sniffing the furry little creature on the ground. No more caterpillars for this gorgeous little hyena!
Hyena family with two small had their den in a small irrigation system under one of the roads in the national park.
The spotted hyena is the largest member of the Hyaenidae, and is further physically distinguished from other species by its vaguely bear-like build. It is also unique due to the presence of a pseudo-penis in the female. It is the only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening. The spotted hyena is the most social of the Carnivora in that it has the largest group sizes and most complex social behaviours. The spotted hyena is a highly successful animal, being the most common large carnivore in Africa. Its success is due in part to its adaptability and opportunism; it is primarily a hunter but may also scavenge, with the capacity to eat and digest skin, bone and other animal waste. In functional terms, the spotted hyena makes the most efficient use of animal matter of all African carnivores.