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Etosha is known for its pan - an immense, flat, saline desert. After exceptionally rainy periods, the pan fills with up to a metre (3ft) of water and enormous numbers of flamingoes and pelicans arrive to feed and breed. We saw the pan when its surface was dry and caked with salty dirt.
The hyena sleeps in a hole during the day. Then he appears, all smiles, for a night's hunt.
We saw a zebra confront these hyena and get away with it. These must be vegetarian hyenas.
The next day we saw a zebra that wasn't so lucky. Curious elephants investigate, but this zebra is beyond even a genius veterinarian's help.
This ground squirrel is not happy to have hyenas as neighbors.