Yummy snack

Although genetically close to felines, hyenas are behaviourally and morphologically similar to canines.

They are reputed to be cowardly scavengers, but spotted hyenas kill as much as 95% of the food they eat.

The animal in the picture has scavenged a wildebeest leg from a lion kill. Hyenas can digest everything, even bones. A yummy snack...

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Nikon D2X, Nikkor 500mm F4, beanbag
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Date: 31/08/2007

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Yummy snack

Although genetically close to felines, hyenas are behaviourally and morphologically similar to canines.

They are reputed to be cowardly scavengers, but spotted hyenas kill as much as 95% of the food they eat.

The animal in the picture has scavenged a wildebeest leg from a lion kill. Hyenas can digest everything, even bones. A yummy snack...

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Nikon D2X, Nikkor 500mm F4, beanbag
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Date: 31/08/2007

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya

Photographer: Arturo de Frias