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Who says spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) can’t be cute! If there is one thing they all are regardless of age, it’s curious. On constant lookout for a free meal, they will sample almost anything just to be sure that it isn’t edible….even the tires of your vehicle! Incredibly fascinating social animals, this young pup has been left in the care of a subadult who had seen enough tourists to figure out that we weren’t anything special.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 2 years ago

    stunning one! wow allll the best:D!!

  • Thank you very much Lisa Beth!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 2 years ago

    My pleasure:)) cheers!Dan.

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    well hush my lips!

  • I’m guessing that means ‘cute’…… in english that is….LOL

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    it means… following previous not-so-complimentary remark about hyena comment! (as apposed to your wonderful shot of course) :))))))

  • Got ya! =). Amazing how an animal that’s so unattractive can produce such incredibly cute offspring…mind you, cute wears off real fast with these guys!!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    An adorable capture!!!

  • Thanks so much Lorilee!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    26 April 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago
  • Thank you very much Evita!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 2 years ago

    Excellent, I love baby hyena shots!

  • Thanks very much Michael. At least they can claim to be attractive for a short while in their lives!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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