Spotted Hyena Eating Roadkill
As the lowest-ranking member of the Highway Clan, this spotted hyena was spotted eating roadkill in Ethiopia. These creatures eat what humans don’t want to eat, like scraps of meat. Even if it doesn’t sound like it, these animals are important for the life cycle. Sam Rowley snapped this photo as this hyena was scavenging for roadkill, with other members of his clan leaving the scene of the crime. There’s a noted trend of decline with this species, and though they’re not yet considered endangered, they’re on their way there. This is due to habitat loss, due to deforestation (World Land Trust).