Life at the Waterhole

A Spotted Hyena Arrives

At the end of the dry season with temperatures rising and food resources dwindling, the waterhole has become more important than ever. Water has become scarce, and the waterhole must now service animals from further and further away. With more animals and increasing competition for water, what will happen when a spotted hyena comes to drink?

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