Proud Hyena Mom and Cub
Photo and caption by Teresa Long
This was a rare site during a two week safari on the Tuli Reserve in Botswana. I was able to observe this Mom with her cub for half an hour doing all sorts of antics, but this shot with the cub almost posing for the camera is my favorite. Hyena moms care for their young tenderly and generally have them hidden in rocky crevices. We were grateful to this mom for sharing this scene with us that presents hyenas in a whole new light.
Location: Botswana, Africa