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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread post by ossendryver » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:10 pm

Here is the long awaited video!!



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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread post by Nkulu » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:56 pm

Truly amazing, thanks for sharing
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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread post by coisjvr » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Hi All

I was fortunate enough to experience this sightings.

We stayed in CB on 18-21 Dec 2012, I went on an early game drive on the H4-2 and approached the sighting at around 05h15, I was the second car there. I spend about 2 hours at the sighting.

Was very nice to be so close to all the hyenas, their laughter never ender and sounded like the one scene from "The Lion King".

I will post a video at a later stage.

Enjoy

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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread post by johanrebel » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:04 pm

Out of curiosity, how exaclty did you manage to count 60 hyaenas?

The pictures and video show at most 20 individuals at any given time, and the bush on either side of the road seemt quite thick.

The largest number I've ever seen together was 34, and I had a very hard time counting them accurately, even though they were all right out in the open together (Ngorogoro Crater).

Skinner gives the clan size in the lowveld as between 9 and 18, so seeing a clan of 30 would be highly unusual, and seeing two of that number even more so. Especially since there are no pups present, which means the actual clan numbers would have to be substantially higher.

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread post by Nico » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:13 pm

We saw this spotted Hyena at the Waterhole near Croc, taking a bath. :wink:

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread post by Wild about cats » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:44 pm

The H9 clan, about 1-2km from Letaba Camp, 9 members that I saw at most.

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:26 pm

Alone at the den.............

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:27 pm

Very curious...........

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:28 pm

This one did not like it when I told it not to go underneath the bakkie...........

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread post by RoelfA » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:28 pm

Stunning sightings of the small Hiena,great moment captured. :clap: :clap:

Taken near Satara. :D :D

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:12 pm

Just love the pose Roelf........great shot!!! :clap: :clap:

They are so cute.....great images LQ :clap: :clap:

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hyena and her pups

Unread post by happy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:28 pm

we were driving on the H14 (Shimuweni to Mopani) on the 18th July . we came across a healthy looking hyena and her four cubs. The cubs were playing around quite happily and she looked very contented. She then picked up one pup and wandered around a bit (minutes) and then put it back down. she then picked up a pup again (not sure if it was the same one) crossed the road and disappeared off into the bush. we waited for about 15 minutes when she returned with the cub still in her mouth and put it down. the cubs explored some more when the scene was repeated. however this time although we waited for well over a half an hour she failed to returnleaving the other little cubs alone.

on our return trip later that afternoon a car stopped us and told us about the sighting of the hyena and her three cubs. so either she had returned minus cub number four or he was hiding.

has anyone an explanation for her behaviour.

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Re: hyena and her pups

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:26 am

A very warm welcome to you Happy. :gflower:

This certainly sounds like a very interesting sighting. :hmz:

Hyena mothers often use culverts in the road for their dens. It is often worth spending time in the early morning to see if there are any hyenas around. Lions and other predators also know that culverts can be places to et a breakfast snack. It could be that the mother smelt the presence of another predator and started moving her pups to safety.

Hyenas sometimes leave their pups for long periods while they search for food.

Hyena moms are usually very protective. I can't help but wonder if she was nervous because of lions in the area.
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