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Elephants Confronting Jackals and Hyenas

Elephants Confronting Jackals and Hyenas

Here we see a second species, Spotted Hyenas, arriving and hoping to get a drink. They don't stay very long--not that it would have done them any good, because the Elephants are very thirsty and not inclined to let anything drink before them. Note that the bulls are paying close attention to the hyenas, which they hate, because they are serious predators of the elephant young. (See subsequent images of an adult elephant with amputated trunk). [Chobe NP, Savuti, Botswana].