|This is Gummy who is one of Saur's cubs.|
|This is Tula. Her mom is Arba, a member of Pike's army.|
Mim (Man in the Mirror) is a young cub who has just lost his black. When this happens, the first clear spots that show up are shoulder spots. I was really excited to see this great star shape on his shoulder!
|This is Thriller at 2.5 months with his shoulder spots.|
Mim's brother, Thriller, also has great spots. He has some widely spaced shoulder arches.
|This is Thriller at 3.5 months after he has lost his black.|
Unfortunately youngsters hit a fluffy stage… During this time, it becomes really hard to see the separate spots because things just mush together.
|A recent picture of Gummy at 5.5 months old.|
|This is Star. He is a fluffy 1.5 year old sub-adult.|
|This is Arrow. She is a North hyena.|
Arrow's spots are somewhat faded, but you see that curve of dots on her upper right front leg with another curve to the right of them? I have used this so many times to id her.
|This is Big Bad Wolf. (Photo credit: Hyena ID Folder)|
|Meet Kneesocks! (Photo credit: Hyena Id Folder)|
I could fill so many more posts discussing spots! I pretty much eat, sleep, dream hyena spots! While, I still have a ways to go, over the last few months, I have really enjoyed learning everybody's spots and getting to know them as individuals. It is very satisfying to just look at a hyena and know who it is!