Botswana,Africa,Spotted hyena, photo

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The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) 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. The spotted hyena displays greater plasticity in its hunting and foraging behaviour than other African carnivores; it hunts alone, in small parties of 2-to-5 individuals or in large groups. Photo © copyright by Robert Faucher.

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