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spotted hyena

Crocuta crocuta

Description:

large African carnivore that is classified as neither canine nor feline. They are social, living in matriarchal clans of up to 80 individuals. Males generally leave the clan around the age of 2-3 years. They are primarily predators, unlike their relatives the spotted and brown which are primarily scavengers.

Habitat:

Southern Serengeti short grass

Notes:

I will have better photos from the long grass portions of the serengeti

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KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

Simiyu, Tanzania

Spotted on Dec 20, 2017
Submitted on Apr 4, 2020

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