As usual, click on the "Africa" tag to see all posts in this series. It has been a while since the last post, but work has been busy. So I finally supply you with pictures of one of the more under-appreciated animals in Africa, the spotted hyena.

Some people find them ugly, but I am a dog lover and I think they have their own beauty.

Hyenas are just under lions in the predator hierarchy. A large pack can chase off a small pride of lions and can take a kill from any other predator if they want. But they are also scavengers and will eat anything they can.

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But any juvenile is cute

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They are pack animals so you can get several together

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And we found some just napping in a drainage ditch by the side of the road where I got some nice closeups

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