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Spotted Hyenas Circling in the Night

It had been a long day tracking and recording spotted hyena prints left in the sand. Miquel Torrents-Ticó, a PhD candidate in Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence from the University of Helsinki and his assistant James Miliko searched for and distinguished hyena prints from those left by lions and bat-eared foxes, among other carnivores. In the company of

The Death of a Hippo and the Circle of Life

This week at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore, viewers saw a fully grown hippo laying dead in the water. For two days, other hippos swirled around their dead, perhaps in an attempt to get her up. The animals appeared to be grieving, a heartbreaking scene for viewers on Explore.  And a significant question remained unanswered. What

Sighted and Spotted! On the Africa Cam – Spotted Hyenas

You may remember them as the ugly, silly bad guys in the Lion King, but hyenas are formidable and stealthy hunters. “Spotted hyenas are famed scavengers and often dine on the leftovers of other predators. But these hardy beasts are also skilled hunters that will take down wildebeest or antelope. They also kill and eat