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Why Hyenas Are One of Africa?s Most Efficient Predators

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Hyenas are one of Africa's most abundant and efficient predators. They?ll eat the entire carcass of a wildebeest in less than an hour ? leaving only hair and horns.

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Journey to the Liuwa Plains, one of Africa's last wild places. This remote landscape is one of jarring extremes. For half the year, it's a dry, barren plain where only the toughest survive. Then, torrential rains bring relief, transforming the plains into a bountiful wetland paradise. Discover how creatures of all sizes--from colonies of termites to vast herds of wildebeest--have adapted to thrive in these two very different worlds.

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