Ugly five African
• Five Ugly Africa
Probably many have heard about the big African five. This five animals, which seeks to see any tourist in Africa. Let me remind you, is an elephant, a lion, bafolo, rhino and leopard. As it turns out, there is also an ugly five. And I also saw all five animals from this list.
The number one - a wildebeest.
The name close to the heart of anyone who has read the "Golden Calf". About wildebeest bike I heard that they are the most stupid of antelope, because after lion attack, they go back to look left or not. As it turned out, this was not the bike. But the reason is not the stupidity. The leader does come back to the place of a predator attack, but to mark it as unsafe. Thus he takes care of his flock.
The number two is - warthog. The famous "Pumbaa" from "The Lion King" animated film.
It is very interesting that Young pig tusks there. But there are hairs that mimic fangs. This helps them scare off predators.
The number three - a marabou. Bird and the truth is not pretty.
In a bare neck, you can understand that this is a scavenger. Although they may prey on small fish and frogs.
The number four - a vulture. They gather in large flocks. According to him one can see that somewhere there is a body of the animal. Here are waiting for their turn about lions.
And then there are hundreds of vultures flocked to the giraffe. The smell there ... Well, you know.
And finally, the last number in our list - it is a hyena.
Maybe here and so cute when she smiles? Does not look like it. Although everything is still an exception. And hyenas are just ocharovashka. How can this be?
But now I tell you about the most beautiful hyena in Africa.
Actually here. Well, what is "ugly five"? Look at this, "nyashechku". Beautiful girl. However, this is not the spotted hyena and a rare brown. This animal is too difficult to see. But then, fortunately, our ranger knew that this baby still periodically feeds the mother. So sometimes it can be seen at night around this place. One evening we were lucky and we met this girl.
We were quiet, so it will not run off and basked in the glow of the setting sun on the pebble.
They are very difficult to distinguish in color. They are very similar to each other. The only thing that distinguishes them - is a strip on the front legs. That it is possible to distinguish one from the other.
Brown hyena smaller than normal and are not as good hunters. They usually feed on carrion.
Although they live in packs, hunt prefer alone.
The mother, though not holding all the time with their pups, but for a long time continue to feed them. Alone, the kids will be very difficult to survive.
This is such an interesting encounter with a hyena happened here. Although it is rather like a hyena on a brown dog. Very nice beast.