Hyenas are a common sight in the Aberdares Mountains of central Kenya. They are well-adapted to the cold, wet climate and can be found throughout the forested areas of the mountain range.
The spotted hyena is the most common species in the area, and they can be easily recognized by their characteristic black and white fur. Hyenas are scavengers, and will eat anything they can find – including carrion, insects, small mammals, and even other animals’ young.
Despite their reputation as fierce predators, hyenas are actually very shy creatures that will usually only attack if they feel threatened. They are also known for their unusual vocalizations, which include high-pitched laughs and screams.