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Striping makes even a hyena photogenic



Hyaena hyaena photo © Spencer Wright 


The striped hyena has been photographed surprisingly frequently for such a rare, shy and inaccessible species that is disdained by most people. This is because the pattern of stripes – evoking the glamour of the tiger – is so photogenic that it outweighs the otherwise repulsive countenance of hyenas relative to canids or felids


Robin and the Honey Badger, 22 March 2016



Hyaena hyaena striping







i.e. more intensely pigmented than the normal colour-morp
Last modified on 08 January 2017

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