Baby hyenas


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

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I believe the correct technical term is 'embiggen' -- with an 'm'.

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

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

A Cerebus perhaps?

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

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

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.

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?