Hyenas steal a crocodile’s kill

In the darkness of night, the Hyena clan gather around a watering hole and watch as a crocodile kills a lechwe. Then they play tug of war over the feast.

Watch a hyena and leopard share a meal—before a surprise upsets their truce

A male leopard, known as Hosana to safari guides, and a hyena are feeding on the body of a pregnant ungulate. They stole the kill from the leopard’s half-sister, named Thandi. Both tear at the carcass to eat as quickly as possible, in an opportunistic tug-of-war. The big leopard is called Tingana, who is the father of Hosana. A three-way leopard stand-off ensues. The carcass, stolen for the second time, seems to be in the firm grasp of Tingana. Hosana and Thandi wait at the bottom of the tree in case the big leopard drops his prize. Tingana victoriously urinates on the ground below, marking his territory.

Hyenas Gang Up Against A Leopard

A male leopard, Hukumuri, tries to hide his meal from a group of scavenging hyenas. When reinforcements arrive, Hukumuri must make a decision to dine – or split.

Ian Wood: Ethiopia

In fourth place in our Travel Writing Competition 2015, Ian Wood witnesses a hyena feeding frenzy in Harar, eastern Ethiopia

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