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National Geographic Channel

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  • HYENA: BONECRUSHER QUEENS

DESCRIPTION

A captivating look at the female-dominated hierarchy of the spotted hyena society at Zambia's Liuwa Plain.

On Zambia’s Liuwa Plain, two spotted hyenas begin their lives. A little female name Nasanta and a male named Twaambo are born to rival clans. In the female-dominated hierarchy of spotted hyena society, males are doomed to harassement by their clan, while females fight for rank in a comparatively charmed existence Twaambo and Nasanta undergo different experiences as they learn what it means to be a submissive male or a dominant female in the world of the spotted hyena. Meanwhile, their clans struggle for food and territory in the extreme Liuwa environment.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Hyena: Bonecrusher Queens
    The contrasting experiences of a male and female spotted hyena cubs as they grow to adulthood in the extreme environment of Zambia's Liuwa Plain.
  • Hyena: Bonecrusher Queens: Episode 1
    The contrasting experiences of a male and female spotted hyena cubs as they grow to adulthood in the extreme environment of Zambia's Liuwa Plain.
  • Hyena: Bonecrusher Queens: Episode 999
    The contrasting experiences of a male and female spotted hyena cubs as they grow to adulthood in the extreme environment of Zambia's Liuwa Plain.
  • Hyena: Bonecrusher Queens
    The contrasting experiences of a male and female spotted hyena cubs as they grow to adulthood in the extreme environment of Zambia's Liuwa Plain.
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