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BarbBarcikKeith

Maple Heights, United States

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10×14 watercolor enhanced colored pencil on Arches satin finish watercolor paper. Original unavailable and in a private collection.

As of 11-19-17, 2095 views and 11 favorited.

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FEATURES: Shameless Self-Promotion; The Group; Afrikaans is My Mother Tongue; 100-199 Views; AMAZING Wildlife; Women Painters; Animals of Africa & Madagascar;

NOTE: Included in the Afrikaans November 2012 Art Exhibition
NOTE: Included in the Artist of the Month fantastic display for Afrikaans in the month of January 2013. Thank you Afrikaans!!

The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) also known as laughing hyena, is a carnivorous mammal of the family Hyaenidae, of which it is the largest extant member. Though the species’ prehistoric range included Eurasia extending from Atlantic Europe to China, it now only occurs in all of Africa south of the Sahara save for the Congo Basin. Spotted hyenas live in large matriarchal communities called clans, which can consist of up to 80 individuals.

Though often mislabeled as cowardly scavengers, spotted hyenas derive the majority of their nourishment by hunting medium sized ungulates, and frequently clash with lions over food and territory. They are highly intelligent among the carnivora, with studies indicating that their social intelligence is on par with some primate species.

The spotted hyena features prominently in African mythology and folklore, where its portrayal varies from being a bringer of light, to a symbol of immorality and depravity (info from Wikipedia).

  • Complete 10-22-2011 in 15.15 hours spread over 9 days

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