Today’s photos are from a trip to Kruger National Park last September, where we encountered a pack of hyena with cubs on the H1-1 near Pretoriuskop.
As we arrived, one brave little one was glaring down car tires.
It quickly joined its sibling in the brush, however, and we drove away because one of the adults was getting agitated at the cars so near to the cubs. I’m guessing this was the female, because the other two lying there must be male, since their body language would seem to say: “What? He’s just playing. Leave him be and come take a nap already.”
Our park map and guide book indicated there were approximately 2,000 hyena in Kruger.
Glad we got to see them. Hyenas are not the most appreciated species of wildlife in South Africa, but they are actually one of my favorites.