Stranger Fruit

Baby hyenas


… because hyenas don’t get enough good press. Click to enbiggen. (source)


  1. #1 Gork
    July 5, 2007

    I believe the correct technical term is ‘embiggen’ — with an ‘m’.

    (Snark-snark — from a long time Simpsons fan.)

  2. #2 llewelly
    July 5, 2007

    Weirdly the article refers to a single offspring while the picture shows three pups …

  3. #3 Mix
    July 5, 2007

    A Cerebus perhaps?

  4. #4 The Ridger
    July 5, 2007

    It’s a file photo, not of the actual pup.

    And en- does become em- before labials (embolden, empower). Weird Latinate prefixes ;-)

  5. #5 Laelaps
    July 6, 2007

    Just in case anyone’s interested, there’s a very interesting new paper out on hyena intelligence in the Journal of Mammalogy. I have a discussion of it here.

  6. #6 Science Avenger
    July 6, 2007

    My gods they are even ugly as newborns! Probably due to their fights in the womb, tough little bastards.

    I really admire these tenacious buggers. I once read that they were the only major predator whose population was increasing. Can anyone verify?

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