SPOTTED HYENA DEN VISITS.
Images 1-3 were taken in the northern Serengeti in July 2015. A classic plains den site, on arrival we counted 24 individuals with several more located in the grass as we left. This clan consisted of both adult males and females, sub-adults and numerous pups from different litters.The largest clan we have seen to date.
Images 4 & 5 were taken in Ruaha N.P. in July 2016. Possibly everyone who visits Ruaha will have visited this den site. Located near The Great Ruaha River under a large pile of boulders. Exactly what you would expect a hyena den to look like, bones and carcasses strewn around everywhere. Visited twice, on the first visit only one adult was seen (10.30 a.m. - image 4), early evening (poor light) the following day 2 adults were seen and 3 cubs.
Image 1: Spotted Hyena savanna den site. northern Serengeti.
Image 2: Spotted Hyena cub.
Image 3: Male (right) and female engage in some social activity? (Stand to be corrected on both the gender & activity).
Image 4: Adult at the den.
Image 5: Adult with 2 cubs.