Spotted hyenas have gotten a bad reputation. They are actually formidable hunters that rely mainly on catching their own prey - not merely stealing from others. Hyenas are Africa’s most common large carnivore. Their powerful jaws and oversized teeth enable them to pulverize bones leading to the nickname of “Bone Crushers.” They have excellent, sharp night-time vision and very good hearing. They are fast and can run for long distances without tiring. Since hyenas are mostly active at night, many of my photographs are from Busch Gardens, FL. A little sad because hyenas normally have enormous territories.