Predators

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

two cheetahs

Lionm (Panthera leo)

Mating lions hunting lioness

The "love bite" is part of the courtship.

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Leopard on an impala kill eating

This mother leopard had killed an impala moments before we arrived.

Honey badger (ratel) (Mellivora capensis)

honey badger

The ratel appeared around sunset.

Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

spotted hyena in dry grass

We approached within ten feet of this hyena - on foot. It paid no attention to us whatsoever, and walked right in front of us to reach a clearing in the brush where we saw it again later.

Brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea)

two brown hyenas

About five thousand of the endangered brown hyenas remain in the Kalahari. These two littermate cubs are greeting each other near their den.

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