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Hyenas on an Impala calf kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Hyenas on an Impala calf kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Hyenas on an Impala calf kill. In Kenya’s Maasai Mara, we could see hyenas running around in the distance. It looked they were making or had just made a kill. As we got closer it was evident that they had taken a young Impala calf. As is usual with hyenas, there is...

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Hyenas on a Wildebeest kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Hyenas on a Wildebeest kill – Maasai Mara 2023

Hyenas on a Wildebeest kill. We got notice that a clan of hyenas had taken down an adult Wildebeest in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. In the few minutes it took us to reach the site, these amazing animals had almost eaten the entire carcass. It is remarkable to hear the hyenas...

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Noisy Hyenas on a Zebra carcass – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Noisy Hyenas on a Zebra carcass – Laikipia, Kenya 2023

Noisy Hyenas on a Zebra carcass. We came across this very noisy and large clan of hyenas on a Zebra carcass near Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya. There was a single young male lion near by and we surmised that the lion (or lions) had taken down the zebra but that this...

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Hyena cubs being suckled at their den – Maasai Mara 2019

Hyena cubs being suckled at their den – Maasai Mara 2019

The gentle side of the hyena. Hyena cubs being suckled at their den. Hyena were prevalent in the Maasai Mara. We saw them battling with lions over food, harassing both cheetah and leopard. There was also an unsuccessful attempt to run zebra to ground. In this film we...

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Leopard-hyena interaction – Maasai Mara 2019

Leopard-hyena interaction – Maasai Mara 2019

Leopard-hyena interaction. In the Maasai Mara, we had followed this famous leopard (called Fig) for sometime before she settled down at the base of a bush to rest and wash. She was approached by a lone hyena but saw it off with no problem. What a beautiful animal....

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Hyena bath time! – Maasai Mara 2019

Hyena bath time! – Maasai Mara 2019

Hyena bath time! We spotted a large group of hyenas running around in the distance. We felt certain they were on a kill so we set off to investigate. No! Amazingly, they were having a dip in a pool of water. Clearly, they were enjoying the experience. A Hyena spa....

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A lion battles with hyenas – Maasai Mara 2019

A lion battles with hyenas – Maasai Mara 2019

We were watching as a pride of lions feasted on a buffalo they had killed during the night. After having their fill they gradually wandered off to sleep in the shade. One sub-adult male hung back and tried to protect the kill from a large pack of hyenas. He managed to...

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