Discovery : Taipei Zoo – Spotted Hyena

Discovery (Post#23) : Taipei Zoo – Spotted Hyena

While I was exploring Taipei Zoo, one of the animals that I saw was Spotted Hyena. This animal is said to be a great hunter on land and a great swimmer. They can control their buoyancy and discontinue their breathing to walk under water. Looks like they are better than me in the water.

A unique physical body features of this species is having presence of a pseudo-penis in the female that makes it only mammalian species to lack an external vaginal opening (from Wikipedia). A very special kind of animals indeed.

These photos are part of Taiwan Experimental Travel Adventure Photo Collection January 2017.





No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 116

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An IT Professional who is in love to travel to learn more about our world, like natures a lot specially mountains.

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