This section's factual accuracy is disputed. This mother hyena has already taken care of the tricky birthing process. Europe experienced a massive loss of lowland habitats favoured by spotted hyenas, and a corresponding increase in mixed woodlands. Not only does it make it challenging for a male to insert his penis, but the bladder also empties into the same channel. The loud "who-oop" call, along with the maniacal laughter, are among the most recognisable sounds of Africa. The skull of the spotted hyena differs from that of the striped hyena by its much greater size and narrower sagittal crest. Females are polyestrus, with an estrus period lasting two weeks.
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Ailurus Red panda A. The role of the spotted hyena mask in their rituals is often to turn the neophyte into a complete moral being by integrating his male principles with femininity. North American river otter L. The clitoris -- which is about 6 to 7 inches centimeters long -- is not ideal as a birth canal [source: Pseudopenises are most well known for their presence in elephants family Elephantidae and spotted hyenas Crocuta crocutaand they make it nearly impossible to differentiate between the sexes using mere external morphology. The spotted hyena has a strong and well developed neck and forequarters, but relatively underdeveloped hindquarters.