Spotted Hyenas in the wild in Botswana.
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Spotted hyenas are famed scavengers but are also on top of the food chain. Hyenas are formidable hunters and very intelligent.
Hyenas have no preference when it comes to food and will take down wildebeest or antelope. They are also known to eat birds, lizards, snakes, and insects.
They are also one of the most numerous of Africa’s predators and can be spotted in Kenya’s Masai Mara, the Serengeti all the way to Southern Africa.
Hyenas live in clans with clans having between 6 to over 90 members.