The other day in the Serena North clan, we had time to watch an adorable group of cubs and subs playing together. Scientifically, play behavior is interesting because it expends valuable energy, and yet does not immediately benefit the individuals involved. Personally, I think romping and social play is one of our spotted hyenas’ cutest activities. This time, we got to see a special kind of play behavior…cubs playing with elephant dung!
|Shoot Her chasing Uzi, who avoids capture|
|Shoot Her really wants a piece of that dung!|
|Clever Girl play-mounting Ramone, dung momentarily forgotten|