Today I would like to share a photo of a couple of adorable hyena cubs that we saw in 2015 in Kenya. A young hyena cub is trying to rouse an older cub to play. He was unsuccessful, so he wandered off on his own and eventually came back to cuddle with the older cub. The cub was restless and it wasn’t long before he was up and looking for more adventures.
Hyenas live in social groups that are referred to as clans or cackles. These groups can be as large as 80 - which is why you see cubs of different ages in the photos. Mothers will share nursing responsibility and any clan member can bring back food for the young. The young are referred to as cubs since are closely related to cats.
On a personal note, I am restarting my blog and keeping the content shorter and focused on one image. This should help me post more frequently 😉 I hope you enjoy it!
If you would like to see more images from our trip to Kenya see our gallery below: