A lovely video taken by ranger Sam earlier the week of hyenas and cubs playing. They are very interesting and intelligent animals and one of my favorites. They often get a bad wrap for being cruel, cowardly and ugly. This is a great video as it shows how gentle and playful they can be with their cubs and young ones. Although the adults might not be the prettiest animals around, the cubs are really beautiful and cute. The cubs would stay inside holes in termite mounds for safety reasons when young and the adults would come and greet them at sunset. This is the time to drink from the mothers while going through a general socializing and greeting ritual. The adults would then disperse in different directions to look for food.
Post by Robbie Prehn