The Brown Hyaena (Hyaena brunnea) is covered with long, coarse hair, which varies from brown to nearly black. There is an off-white or tawny-white mantle covering the sides of the head and shoulders, while the muzzle and face are hairless and black. The legs have dark bands and the bushy tail is dark brown or black. The upstanding ears rise to high, rounded tips. This magnificent animal is shown in the dry, semi-desert habitat of the Kalahari.
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari National Park, South Africa,
Joan Ryder Rathband FRPS FPSSA