Feminine hyenas have a vagina inside their physique and their clitoris is elongated like a penis. This organ is discovered even in feminine puppies. Similar to the male hyena, this organ of the feminine hyena hardens when stimulated. The hyena mates with this organ and provides beginning. Earlier than mating, the feminine hyena should pull her penis inside her physique, in any other case sexual activity can’t happen. (Think about two pipes making an attempt to get inside one another…) This organ is ruptured when she offers beginning, 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 tell apart 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. As well as, feminine hyenas are usually bigger and extra aggressive than males. Though hyenas eat a major quantity of carrion, they largely kill their meals themselves (95% of it.). Though grownup noticed hyenas solely weigh 60 kg, they prey on animals a lot bigger than themselves, reminiscent of African ox and giraffe. As an alternative of sneaking up on their prey and launching a shock assault, as many huge cats do, hyenas chase their prey till they tire them out. Cats kill their prey rapidly with a “demise chew” by biting them within the neck, whereas hyenas begin consuming from the stomach whereas nonetheless alive. This type of looking may be very merciless and painful. Additionally they eat hyenas, bugs and wild berries.