14 Incredible photos of African predators in action

Africa’s iconic predators—lions, leopards, hyenas, and wild dogs—are most known for being cunning, stealthy, and vicious. But these meat-eaters are often misunderstood. The fiercely loyal African wild dog lives in close-knit packs, caring for the babies of the matriarch and patriarch, communicating by touch, and nurturing those who are sick or injured. Vultures rarely attack […]

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Hyena Myths Busted: Are They Really Hermaphrodites?

Ugly. Villainous. Thieving. The insults leveled at hyenas are so nasty you’d think they were running for office. These predators, inhabitants of Africa and Asia, have been maligned for centuries as grave robbers, witches’ steeds, and even “were-hyenas,” according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Hyaena Specialist Group. In hopes of clearing up some modern misconceptions, Weird Animal Question of the Week […]

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