Each night, spotted hyenas patrol the fences around many of the campgrounds in Kruger National Park in South Africa. This is because every once in a while, some irresponsible person throws scraps over the fence for them. This causes hyenas to lose their natural fear of humans.
Eventually they become aggressive and must be destroyed by park staff. Please do not feed the animals! You are giving them a death sentence! This particular hyena was filmed at Satara Camp.
Brindley is an American conservation biologist, wildlife photographer, filmmaker, writer, and illustrator living in Asheville, NC. He studied black-footed cats in Namibia for his master’s research, has traveled to all seven continents, and loves native plant gardening. See more of his work at Travel for Wildlife, Truly Wild, Our Wild Yard, & Naturalist Studio.