January in South Africa is summertime, and this past January during a trip to Kruger, we came across a hyena enjoying a midday soak in a cool puddle among rocks beside the S114 in the southern part of the park.
She checked us out briefly when we pulled up, and then went back to her nap.
Spotted Hyena Trivia:
Spotted hyenas are matriarchal. The alpha females are bigger and stronger than the males, and have complete control over mating decisions within the pack.
There are two myths about spotted hyenas that persist today, despite evidence to the contrary. Can you guess them?
Have a great week, folks.