Feminine hyenas have a vagina inside their physique and their clitoris is elongated like a penis. This organ is discovered even in feminine puppies. Identical to the male hyena, this organ of the feminine hyena hardens when stimulated. The hyena mates with this organ and offers start. Earlier than mating, the feminine hyena should pull her penis inside her physique, in any other case sexual activity can not happen. (Think about two pipes making an attempt to get inside one another…) This organ is ruptured when she provides start, which is why feminine hyenas have a scar throughout the penis. The lips of the feminine hyena’s vagina are folded, supported by fats and ligaments, and take the type of testicles. From the skin it’s fairly tough to differentiate the feminine from the male, however there are nonetheless some options that distinguish the 2 sexes. Due to their pretend penises, many individuals suppose that hyenas are hermaphrodites (hermaphrodites), which isn’t true. Additionally, feminine hyenas are often bigger and extra aggressive than males.
Though hyenas eat a major quantity of carrion, they principally kill their very own meals (95%). Though grownup noticed hyenas weigh solely 60 kg, they prey on animals a lot bigger than themselves, reminiscent of ox and giraffe. As an alternative of sneaking up on their prey and launching a shock assault, as many large cats do, hyenas chase their prey till they tire them out. Cats kill their prey shortly with a “demise chunk” by biting them within the neck, whereas hyenas begin consuming from the stomach whereas nonetheless alive. This type of looking could be very merciless and painful. In addition they eat hyenas, bugs and wild berries.