Hyenas battle it out in river

Posted by Anita Froneman on 12 March 2020

In nature, it’s survival of the fittest. Vicky Stephenson, a field guide, heard strange hyena calls from her camp in Ingwelala, in the Greater Kruger area. She went to investigate and caught a rare sighting of two hyenas trying to drown each other in the river.

‘We were all shocked as it was the first time any of us had seen such a vicious fight between hyenas,’ she told the site. It was brutal to watch as the hyena being attacked was already badly injured and looked terrified, exhausted and in pain. We felt obligated to watch though, as this was fascinating, especially being a field guide and never having seen something like this before – although – not pleasant to watch.’

In the end, the attacker left, but the victim was severely injured and died later, according to Stephenson who found out from the Park.

She shared her video with Latest Sightings:


Image: Latest Sightings

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