Female hyenas show their dominant nature

  • Published on Apr 29, 2009
  • www.earth-touch.com Watch the fascinating animal interactions amongst a group of female hyenas. Hyena clans are matriarchal by nature -- alpha females rule & males rank last.
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Comments • 182

  • Meek not Weak
    Meek not Weak 13 days ago

    What's ugly here? They look just like other animals to me.

  • Helena Paixão
    Helena Paixão Month ago

    Adoro as ínhenas elas parecem cachorinhos são lindas 🌳🇧🇷🌜🌞

  • Weretoons
    Weretoons 2 months ago +1

    Just came across this video, some of the comments here are disgusting...

  • tas tiger
    tas tiger 2 months ago +1

    "stroke"? She was just pulling a normal hyena 'grimace', she had her mouth closed when playing with the youngster...and besides, a hyena has such big teeth, I'm surprised they can close their mouth at all!

  • tas tiger
    tas tiger 2 months ago

    Horny hyenas...I love them, very intelligent but so misunderstood and maligned...the spotted hyenas are just fascinating

    • Lil Reese AKA The Chiraq Grim Reaper
      Lil Reese AKA The Chiraq Grim Reaper 2 months ago

      😂😂😂 ugly fat bitch with the racist comments hilarious listen libtard Democrat feminist women are second they don't deserve to be in power they should be in the house cooking and cleaning for us man that's how God made us fcking play toy now get on your knees and clean my stick thot!

    • Lil Reese AKA The Chiraq Grim Reaper
      Lil Reese AKA The Chiraq Grim Reaper 2 months ago

      @tas tiger 😂😂😂😂😂 ugly ass fat bitch with the racist comments u funny fatso this is a man's country you women feminists ugly Democrats need to understand that women are second they don't deserve to be in power they should be in the house cleaning up and cooking food for us men!!!!! That's how God made us!

    • tas tiger
      tas tiger 2 months ago +1

      @Lil Reese AKA The Chiraq Grim Reaper ~ sorry? I don't understand mumbo jumbo, can you reply in English? If not...it's all good, don't bother...

    • Lil Reese AKA The Chiraq Grim Reaper
      Lil Reese AKA The Chiraq Grim Reaper 2 months ago

      Women r trash play toys

  • Anita U
    Anita U 6 months ago +1

    Lmao "she wasn't the prettiest, her gut was hanging down" men really gotta criticize fems of all species damn

    • Kermit The Frog
      Kermit The Frog 3 months ago

      Russell Glasser same brother

    • Russell Glasser
      Russell Glasser 6 months ago

      Anita U Sometimes at I night I like to staple my ballsack to my forehead in the kitchen

  • Bettina Lykke
    Bettina Lykke 6 months ago

    it looks like they nod and bow towards the matriarch

  • 1040 Slick
    1040 Slick 7 months ago

    Made him lick her mock dick like a biotch

  • Just A Trucker
    Just A Trucker 7 months ago +1

    Wow heynas are gay wtf 😂😂

  • jokrj
    jokrj 8 months ago

    Such vile creatures.

  • Epic Biohazard
    Epic Biohazard 10 months ago

    I love yeens. So cute.

  • Hossam Elsady
    Hossam Elsady 11 months ago

    MGTOW or this is future life.

    • Matthew Welsh
      Matthew Welsh Month ago +1

      @Kazza Namsoo Kazza, you are one heck of a dumbass who needs the boot in your ass

    • Nct Wayv
      Nct Wayv 4 months ago +1

      @Kazza Namsoo Nah you're just a sexist shithole virgin who nobody wants to be with. Get a fucking life instead of bashing females all the fucking time then bitch when they do it to males. Grow tf up bruh

    • Kazza Namsoo
      Kazza Namsoo 10 months ago +2

      Hyenas used to be humans (clue in both starting with 'H'), but devolved due to the females. Hyenas are an example of devolution if we allow females to control/dominate.

  • frannie banani
    frannie banani Year ago

    They seem to like licking each other's asses and genitals lol imagine it customary humans doing this.

  • lightningstrike
    lightningstrike Year ago

    do female hyenas rape males

  • Semper Fortis
    Semper Fortis Year ago

    4:33, what makes you say it's well managed, the fact that they survive doesn't make them well managed. Otherwise every social species of animals who aren't extinct are well managed.

    • Kermit The Frog
      Kermit The Frog 3 months ago

      Semper Fortis Because they are? Such a stupid comment.

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 7 months ago

      @Maximus Autizmus don't you mean "paws" down? XD

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +3

      Because they have an organized hierarchy with each hyena having a rank inherited from their mothers. So yes, they're well managed.

  • Semper Fortis
    Semper Fortis Year ago +1

    spotted hyenas are an oddity even within the hyenade family , they're the only ones whose 'female' appears to behave like a male.

    • Kermit The Frog
      Kermit The Frog 3 months ago

      AuBurney Tuckerson Very interesting!

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +4

      There are praying mantises where the female eats the male's head during mating. Meerkats and lemurs are also run by females. Then there is an ape called a bonobo, elephants are female-dominated. There are even some types of marine animals and birds with bigger, stronger females. They're are unknown to people who are too busy focusing on male-domianted animals.

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +1


  • shreee Dyke
    shreee Dyke 2 years ago +1

    They are so ugly. But i love them

  • WeeWax 68
    WeeWax 68 2 years ago +2

    Where's a male lion at when u need him, come n break that shit up, even kiil one for fun

    • Србомбоница
      Србомбоница 3 months ago

      @Maximus Meridius wtf ,no a male lion can't subdue 30 fucking hyenas wtf

    • Jasmine Harris
      Jasmine Harris Year ago +1

      Wolf SKULL you males are freaken stupid

    • Dragon _LadyXD
      Dragon _LadyXD Year ago +4

      Actually, the word "pussy," in this context, means pusillanimous which means timid, cowardly, fearful, etc. It has nothing to do with female genitalia...

    • Maximus Meridius
      Maximus Meridius Year ago

      okamilover99999 hahahaha

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    minute Earth brought me here

  • GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER
    GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER 2 years ago


  • Consumed King
    Consumed King 2 years ago +15

    223 Feminists liked this video.

  • Supernova Zap
    Supernova Zap 3 years ago +11

    Lol MRA scumbags disliked this.

    • Hossam Elsady
      Hossam Elsady 11 months ago

      Go fuck yourself emma your end is near.

    • em z
      em z Year ago +3

      Maximus Meridius Found the MRA

    • Maximus Meridius
      Maximus Meridius Year ago +3

      Sunset Bacony Shimmer fuck you

  • Sikander hussain
    Sikander hussain 5 years ago +2

  • dawlat khan
    dawlat khan 5 years ago

    Yes I have been a 56
    the same time.

  • Ike Charles
    Ike Charles 5 years ago +16

    00:01:47 "Some privacy please..?"

  • Dastanh
    Dastanh 6 years ago +1


  • Charles Curt
    Charles Curt 6 years ago +6

    ummm just incase you decide to read these comments below my fellow youtubers please note that the dumbass that said hyenas have the strongest bite are very far from correct

  • Cover
    Cover 6 years ago +2

    Like Blake said Hyenas do have stronger jaws than crocodiles. Crocodiles have hard and strong jaws too though..

    • tas tiger
      tas tiger 2 months ago

      There is no way a hyena, even the biggest female, spotted hyena can bite as hard as a big, old 60+ years old crocodile...if it is evened out to size/ weight ratio of the animals, it might be true?
      • spotted hyena - up to 64-5 kg...
      • saltwater or river/Nile crocodile - 1000+kg...

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago

      @117 MINISTRY Hyenas were measured to be 1100 psi, but they onlyeasured a hyena cub, and the cub was 603 psi. An adult would almost double that. A lion's bite force was like 600 something psi? Wolves were measured to be around 400 psi. Snapping turtles measure to be about 1004 psi, and I think the crocodile was 3700 psi.

    • 117 MINISTRY
      117 MINISTRY Year ago +2

      Correction. Hyenas don’t have stronger jaws than crocs. Hyenas are 750lbs to 1500lbs bite force depending on type of Hyena. Crocs are like 5000lbs plus bite force. Anatolian Shepherds 743lbs, Mastiffs 500lbs, Rotts 343lbs and Pit Bulls only have about 230lbs of bite force. Pit Bulls have a large head for their body size and are just loyal to protect. They have sharp teeth too and like wolves can deliver death by a thousand cuts. But, to put Hyenas bite force in perspective, a Lion only has 700lbs. I’ve seen a rating up to 2500lbs for Hyenas. I’m not putting my hand in ones mouth or no croc lol.

  • Ashton Conley
    Ashton Conley 6 years ago +1

    Even more so than a crocodile?

  • Mullerornis
    Mullerornis 6 years ago +4

    If you mean "Quasimodo", his design was deliberately made cute.
    Also, someone like you doesn't dictate what's aesthetically pleasing.

  • Claire AwesomeSauce
    Claire AwesomeSauce 6 years ago +5

    Hyenas are very ugly, they look like quasi motto.

  • PimpThe478
    PimpThe478 6 years ago +13

    I love Hyenas.They are beautiful!!!!

  • Red Robertify
    Red Robertify 6 years ago +16

    they are beautiful, people are so wrong thinking otherwise

    • poetic lycan
      poetic lycan 26 days ago +1

      @Maximus Meridius if you think everyone sees through your eyes with your sense of beauty then I think it's you who is simple.

    • Maximus Meridius
      Maximus Meridius Year ago +2

      Red Robertify no. They're not. Get over it ffs. People can tell beauty from ugliness and it's that fucking simple

  • Little Big Lung
    Little Big Lung 6 years ago +6

    I came here looking for female hyena dongs. I'm disappointed.

  • Mullerornis
    Mullerornis 6 years ago +19

    No sane person finds hyenas ugly.
    I mean, they look exactly like dogs and cats! If both dogs and cats aren't ugly, why should hyenas be?

    • poetic lycan
      poetic lycan 26 days ago +1

      @Maximus Meridius the fact you could think that negatively about any animal shows how little your brain is. Hush

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +3

      @Maximus Meridius you're the only ugly one here.

    • Maximus Meridius
      Maximus Meridius Year ago

      Mullerornis and to think you'd stoop to a level where you'd link sanity to subjectivity just shows how small your brain is

    • Maximus Meridius
      Maximus Meridius Year ago +2

      Mullerornis they're ugly. Stop trying to claim otherwise.

    • Birb in cage
      Birb in cage Year ago +2

      Mullerornis I think they are adorable

  • Mullerornis
    Mullerornis 6 years ago +9

    Must be why lions are declining no matter how much attention is paid to them, while hyenas prosper no matter how people treat them.
    Also, the King of Africa is the elephant. Elephants kick your retarded lion ass every time.

    • Kermit The Frog
      Kermit The Frog 3 months ago +2

      Wolf SKULL They hunt baby elephants, you fucking dumbass... Because they’re small, weak, and defenseless, and they know damn well that a grown elephant would easily demolish them.

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 8 months ago +4

      @Maximus Meridius Female hyenas are masculine. That's why they dominate male hyenas. Lions just have it the other way around. But sure, you woman-haters get mad when you see a female lead.

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +6

      Both lions and hyenas kick your retarded humans asses every time. And lions don't always beat hyenas, you know.

    • Wolf SKULL
      Wolf SKULL Year ago

      so do lions kick youre youre retarded hyenas ass everytime.

  • AlexDraco
    AlexDraco 6 years ago +4

    Yet another Troll trying to start up an argument on the oh-so-interesting debate about which animal is better than the other. It's quite fortunate neither lions or hyenas care about that shit, right?

  • Snotlingfondler
    Snotlingfondler 7 years ago

    more like mongooses apparantly (herpestidae:mongooses, meerkats and the like) which also sit in Feliformia :D.
    Muestelids are caniformia.

  • alex tagg
    alex tagg 7 years ago

    no sound boring !!!

  • MisterRandom2
    MisterRandom2 7 years ago +1

    Someone's been watching way too many Disney cartoons.

  • blackcici
    blackcici 7 years ago


  • Matt Spears
    Matt Spears 7 years ago +6

    I love how hyenas are soo fucking ugly lol no wonder they are a dying species, Lions are the Kings of Africa!!

  • ali akkuş
    ali akkuş 7 years ago

    very very very

  • SaberWingDragon
    SaberWingDragon 7 years ago +1

    @Urhoboman5 It really is, but I had no other way to get my point across, as most people learned about Lions and Hyenas only from the Lion King. It's a shame many people don't know the true facts about these animals.
    haha why would that offend me xD So long as you can start up a civil conversation without being all "YOU STUPID, DATS NOT HOWE IT WORKS" and then state something so far off the mark even the comment doesn't want to post, I'm fine with it xD
    Creates a nice conversation, you know?

  • SaberWingDragon
    SaberWingDragon 7 years ago +2

    @Urhoboman5 lol I know that xD
    However, Lions have also been known to kill hyenas for nothing more than sport, and leave the carcass. As far as I know, hyenas don't leave the carcass, but devour it, even if it is a lone cub.
    It really is, they're both important to the ecosystem and have different roles in existence. Thing is, Hyenas do alot and are under appreciated, and lions don't do much and are over appreciated. Thus the war began...

  • Urhoboman5
    Urhoboman5 7 years ago


  • Urhoboman5
    Urhoboman5 7 years ago

    Also I believe that anything along the lines of one is a noble animal while the other is a mangy poacher(regardless of which side your on) is silly.
    Both animals are important for the ecosystem, both live harsh lives and both should be respected for putting up with shit that most of us humans would cringe at.
    I'm okay with both. But I like Lions more. "Panthera Ultimate" playlist.
    I hope I didn't offend. :-)

  • Urhoboman5
    Urhoboman5 7 years ago

    Just so you know. Apparently animals are more complex than we think they are.
    According to some research lions kill hyenas because of territory, revenge, competition for food, hyenas have been known to kill and eat lion cubs. And guess what hyenas are no different, they would kill a lone lion or lion cub at the drop of a hat for similar reasons.
    Personally I think the Hyena vs lion thing is over hyped by us humans. And our hyper emoting of the natural world.

  • SimplyAsunder
    SimplyAsunder 7 years ago +15

    hyenas are theives of the wild. no wonder they are run by females. same gold digger mentality. lol.

    • Kermit The Frog
      Kermit The Frog 3 months ago +3

      WoahhWilly Jesus Christ, why do videos like these always attract you beta incels? You fuckers have major insecurities. No wonder you project yourselves onto big male animals like these, because they have what you lack: Masculinity, and a pair of balls. Hope you find your dick soon, because you appear to have lost it. It’s so strange, you incels bitch more than any woman I’ve come across, and trust me... I’ve met quite a few overly-emotional bitchy women.

    • Kermit The Frog
      Kermit The Frog 3 months ago +2

      Wolf SKULL He’s only a legend in the eyes of a retard. So sorry you had to find out this way! Hopefully you can recover from your raging stupidity.

    • WoahhWilly
      WoahhWilly 3 months ago

      @AuBurney Tuckerson Males are physically built to lead. Males are bigger, stronger, and much more successful. Males run the world.

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +3

      We got a sexist asshole here who can't accept the fact that females can lead just as well as males can. Get your head put of your balls.

    • Winn Dixiee
      Winn Dixiee Year ago +5

      Or you’re just a lazy fuck with no personality, so no girl wants you but your excuse if that they’re all gold diggers lol.

  • SaberWingDragon
    SaberWingDragon 7 years ago

    @CreateOneHere haha yeah!

  • FfRAGsks
    FfRAGsks 7 years ago +1

    @Omnigeek6 it's still an insult .. hyenas are way more talented ^^ and pwettier and cuter and stronger smarter ...

  • SaberWingDragon
    SaberWingDragon 7 years ago +3

    @SakuraTree12 Lions are pretty awesome (though I can't see why they fit the 'noble' status they have besides their looks) and everyone should have an opinion; just why do all the stupid uneducated, know nothing about hyenas comment on these videos saying they hate them?
    And I'm glad you agree with me :3 This hyena hate is gruesome :c

  • SaberWingDragon
    SaberWingDragon 7 years ago +25

    Hyenas are beautiful animals, I dunno whats wrong with those of you saying they're ugly or dumb or mean. They aren't as cruel as lions who will attack and kill a hyena just for the hell of it. They're smarter than chimpanzees in some aspects, such as teamwork; and they're so cute~
    Lions even scavenge more than hyenas, AND steal food from hyenas!
    If you ask me, it should be the Hyena who is seen as noble and Lions as 'slobbering, mangy, stupid poachers!'

    • Marisa Faith
      Marisa Faith 6 months ago +1

      They are the reason that land is clean

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +2

      @The wicked w o l f have you seen the lion versus hyena videos? Some lions may share food with hyenas, yes, but a lot of males will go and kill hyenas just because they see them. As far as I've seen, I've only seen a hyena attack a lion for territory and food. Both animals kill each other's cubs, though. There are no videos of a hyena killing lion cubs. Only ones are of hyenas scavenging dead lion cubs. But if you have a video of a hyena killing a lion or anything, you can link it in a reply.

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +2

      @The Caught Predator, From Dateline NBC Uh, female hyenas don't rape. They're the one female animal that a male can't rape because he would get his ears torn off his head. Plus, most females don't leave the clan. Males do to mate. Lions have no ranks or anything, but to is still unfair that even when the lionesses do the hunting by themselves, the male just pushes them and the cubs aside to feed first. I know males hunt, too, but when the females do the hunting, a make can come and push them aside. All hr has to do is breed and protect the pride from other males who would come in and kill the cubs of the previous male. I'm guessing most females would rather be a hyena while males would rather be a lion. They want their gender to dominate the other. I'd only rather be a hyena because of my personality. Also, I'm way too aggressive for someone to come and take MY food, so hell yeah, I eat first! As a female, I don't want to have to worry about another male coming in the pride and killing my cubs. Even male looks have it hard because they're risking their lives to protect the pride from other males, and sometimes, the new male kills them. Alone, a male lion can been confronted by hyenas (if there are enough hyenas to take him on).

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +4

      @Maximus Meridius Fuck off, you retarded shit. Everything you just said was made up stereotypes because you got triggered when someone actually gave some true facts.

    • Captain
      Captain Year ago +5

      Male lions attacks & kills hyenas not for food, it just wants to kill. Hyenas attacks lions mostly for food not for such nonsense reason. So who is better animal.

  • mookeychase0907
    mookeychase0907 8 years ago

    @earthtouch You're right they're related to Mongooses and yes a weasel is in that same family most people put them in the dog family as I would,but you're right they're in the Mongoose family which is kinda weird. I know one thing they are ugly as ish with that long neck short body and ugly tail...

  • mookeychase0907
    mookeychase0907 8 years ago

    @earthtouch Yall crazy Lol..

  • Ash James
    Ash James 8 years ago +20

    I'm blown away. I've been watching some doco's and I can't beleive how wrong people are about Hyena's. I think 'The Lion King' film made people beleive Hyena's were evil scavengers, well it's a cartoon lol. Now I know that they are the second largest predator in Africa. Intelligent, very succesful hunters, run down their prey and consume it as quickly as possible (before Lions come and steal it). Often take on and defeat a pride of Lions in a fight. Such missunderstood interesting animals!

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +2

      @Savannah Gomez They are hunters. Most of their prey comes from hunting, and the videos you see may start with hyenas and lions fighting over a kill, but most of the time, we don't know who made the kill. You never know. A lion could've taken a hyena's kill, and the hyenas are trying to get it back.

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago +2

      @hithere And how are they supposed to kill it before they eat it? Their jaws and teeth are made for crushing and tearing, not suffocation.

    • hithere
      hithere Year ago

      The problem with them is they start eating prey before it is even killed. A horrible trait.

    • Savannah Gomez
      Savannah Gomez Year ago +1

      Ash James actually, hyenas aren’t much hunters themselves.. rather they are scavengers. They don’t hunt if it’s not necessary which in their case usually never is because there’s always plenty of food to steal from other hunts. Lions and hyenas really only interact if their paths are crossed through territory lines. Other than that, they won’t go seeking each other out.

  • Omnigeek6
    Omnigeek6 8 years ago +1

    @earthtouch I think I can see his logic.
    Because female hyenas have pseudopenises there is a common myth that they are hermaphrodites.
    It is also speculated that Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite.

  • aaa
    aaa 8 years ago

    Aw grandma hyena :)

  • Christopher O'Neil
    Christopher O'Neil 8 years ago +3

    God I love Hyenas !

  • globodog
    globodog 8 years ago +4

    @TheMoosenuts hyena kills are brutal and vicious, they have really strong jaws...but they lack the size for an instant kill, so they tend to have a habit of eating their prey alive.

    • AuBurney Tuckerson
      AuBurney Tuckerson 10 months ago

      YES! Finally, someone who understands why hyenas can't kill their prey BEFORE eating it!