National Geographic

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Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | // Supported by Nat Geo Society/Wyss Campaign for Nature committed to protecting 30% of the planet by 2030. // Spotted hyena pups emerge from their den at sunset on the plains of Kenya's Maasai Mara as their clan rests. The pups are just a few weeks old, but already venturing out of the den to mix with the older hyenas, establish bonds, and confirm hierarchy. Hyenas live in matriarchal clans, and even young pups can be dominant over adult members of the clan, especially male members, which tend to rank low in the pecking order. #campaignfornature

Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | // Supported by Nat Geo Society/Wyss Campaign for Nature committed to protecting 30% of the planet by 2030. // Spotted hyena pups emerge from their den at sunset on the plains of Kenya's Maasai Mara as their clan rests. The pups are just a few weeks old, but already venturing out of the den to mix with the older hyenas, establish bonds, and confirm hierarchy. Hyenas live in matriarchal clans, and even young pups can be dominant over adult members of the clan, especially male members, which tend to rank low in the pecking order. #campaignfornature