Hyenas go zebra hunting
Zebra are a more difficult prey. To hunt them, the hyenas unite to form a large team. Through behavioural gestures they reaffirm bonds between one another. When they are in groups like this, they will trot straight past herds of wildebeest, paying no attention to them. At last they sight a small group of zebra, led by a dominant stallion. This usually raises the alarm with a braying danger call and the herd gallops away the dominant stallion taking the rear, placing himself between the pursuing hyenas and his mares and foals. The hyenas follow in a crescent behind. The stallion will swerve and attack the pack with his powerful kicks and bites and even chase the leading hyena, who may be forced to drop back and allow others to make the running. But eventually one of the pack will get past the stallion and begin to snap at a mare or a foal. As the chase relentlessly continues, one gets a tooth-hold on a leg or the belly or the genitals and the animal is dragged down. While the rest of the herd canters to safety, the hyenas leap on the fallen zebra, ripping it to pieces.