How could you NOT love this face???? Hyena cubs definitely rank high as one of the cutest baby animals. Wouldn’t you agree? . The public perception of hyenas is changing too. Scientists have found hyenas are not just ruthless scavengers, but also efficient hunters that kill more often than lions. Usually it’s the lions that steal prey from the hyenas! . When I interviewed hyena researcher, Dr. Kay Holekamp from @marahyenaproject. She explains when she started studying them in Kenya in 1988, tourists who would encounter hyenas on safari, would stay for around a minute. Now in 2019, they stay for almost 5 minutes! People are starting to find them as fascinating as us! . Listen to our interview on the latest “Animals To The MAX” Podcast. . *** Ways to listen for free 👇 🖥 CorbinMaxey.com (link in bio) 🎵 iTunes 📲 Google Play 📍 Stitcher 🍈 Podbean . . . . . . . . . . . . #hyena #hyenas #hyenaresearch #mara #MaraHyenaProject #Kenya #MasaiMara #Africa #AfricanWildlife #carnivore #jaw #animalfact #animalfacts #savanna #safari #scientist #researcher #maratriangle #AnimalsToTheMax #CorbinMaxey #KayHolekamp #HolekampLabs #MichiganState #MSU #MichiganStateUniversity #cute #cutebabyanimal #cub #cubs #cuteanimals
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Check out those teeth!!!! . Hyenas have one of the strongest jaw pressures of any carnivore at 1,100 lbs per square inch. Compare this to 325 lbs per square inch of a Rottweiler! . They are able to crush and even eat bone. A clan of them can completely kill and eat an ENTIRE wildebeest (bone, hide, horns, hooves, etc.) in under 13 minutes 😳 . “It goes from a living and breathing animal, to a red patch of blood in the grass.” - Dr. Kay Holekamp, Founder of @marahyenaproject @michiganstateu and this week’s “Animals To The MAX” Podcast guest! . *** Ways to listen for free 👇 🖥 CorbinMaxey.com (link in bio) 🎵 iTunes 📲 Google Play 📍 Stitcher 🍈 Podbean . . . . . . . . . #hyena #hyenas #hyenaresearch #mara #MaraHyenaProject #Kenya #MasaiMara #Africa #AfricanWildlife #carnivore #jaw #animalfact #animalfacts #savanna #safari #scientist #researcher #maratriangle #AnimalsToTheMax #CorbinMaxey #KayHolekamp #HolekampLabs #MichiganState #MSU #MichiganStateUniversity #NatureIsRaw #natureismetal
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Good morning with a swipe-o-rama of a hyena clan in the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania. A research team of the @leibnizw has been investigating these magnificent animals for decades, for example their stunning, elaborate social life. Follow @arjdheer for direct updates from the clan! Photo by Oliver Höner, Leibniz-IZW. #science #sciencematters #conservation #wildlifeconservation #nature #hyena #natgeo #research #earthfocus #environment #animals #wildlifeonearth #animalsofInstagram #biodiversity #hyenaresearch
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