PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) sniffing the air. This is the largest and most powerful of all the hyenas. It lives alone or in family groups, feeding on the carcasses of large herbivores. It is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, in savannah and open grassland. Photographed in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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