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Spotted Hyena Teens

young hyena

Frolicking Hyena

Hyena are, contrary to widely held beliefs, very affectionate, family orientated and brave animals. They are not just mere scavengers, but organised hunters who are also opportunists and have found a niche in the scavenger market! They have very complex family lives, and live in ‘clans’ with a matriarchal structure. The females are actually larger than the males, and the males are very much subservient, only good enough for breeding and bringing flowers.