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Pictures: Spotted Hyena and Southern Reedbuck in Botswana.

Spotted Hyena in Botswana
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) in Botswana.

Although spotted hyenas appear similar to dogs, they are actually more closely related to cats. They live together in large groups called clans that may include up 80 individuals and are led by females which are significantly larger than males. Spotted hyenas have a rich vocal repertory: they emit about a dozen distinct vocalizations.
Lions and hyenas compete over the same food in overlapping territories.
Spotted hyenas are famous scavengers and skillful hunters. They play a major role in Africa. They help control populations of a wide variety of species, and, because they eat practically every part of the prey, they appear to clean up everything in their path

Southern Reedbuck in Botswana
Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum) in Botswana.

The Southern Reedbuck, also known as the common reedbuck, is a graceful antelope found in southern Africa. It is a herbivore. The southern reedbucks live alone or in pairs, sometimes in small loose groups. Large carnivores, including lions, leopards, and spotted hyenas, are their most predators. Southern reedbucks utter a loud, sharp whistle through their nostrils when they jump up,



Planet still alive
find here more pictures of the wildlife photographer marie-france grenouillet, including great pictures from the fauna in botswana (hyenas, leopards, wild dogs, zebras, mammals,and birds) and other tourist destinations.

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