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.