Lion (Panthera leo)
The "love bite" is part of the courtship.Leopard (Panthera pardus)
This mother leopard had killed an impala moments before we arrived.Honey badger (ratel) (Mellivora capensis)
The ratel appeared around sunset.Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
We approached within ten feet of this hyena - on foot. It paid no attention to us whatsoever, and walked right in front of us to reach a clearing in the brush where we saw it again later.Brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea)
About five thousand of the endangered brown hyenas remain in the Kalahari. These two littermate cubs are greeting each other near their den.
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