I never imagined my first close look at a hyena would be one I wanted to just go up to and pet and scratch behind the ears. Resting before a night’s hunt, but so sweet just lying there looking like my dog. A beautiful animal. The also beautiful zebra is a Burchell’s, which is quite different than the plain’s zebra. Note there are no shadow stripes, which gives the pattern a very bold look. On Malawi’s Nyika Plateau, she is less than a month away from dropping her foal.