Cathan Moore, a nature photographer, has spent years photographing numerous amazing wild creatures in the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa. But one in particular holds a special place in his heart.
A hyena who has lost use of his hind legs has learned to walk using only his front legs. Despite this, he is prospering.
Moore was concerned about the hyena, which he called Two-Wheel-Drive, when he first saw it. Moore ultimately understood that the hyena was doing perfectly well. Indeed, the faithful little guy was as sure as ever.
Hyenas are extremely tough animals, and it is not uncommon for them to recover swiftly from injuries.
Moore told The Dodo, “Naturally, you feel enormous guilt and sadness.” “But the more you think about it, the more you realize he’s a success, and you start to feel extremely proud of the circumstance and of all of nature and its resilience.”
Moore believes the hyena lost its mobility approximately a year ago. The determined animal can nevertheless cover enormous distances. Because hyenas are scavengers, Two-Wheel-Drive can survive by locating food crumbs with his excellent sense of smell.
Moore stated on Instagram, “The more time I get to spend with this hyena, the more I am in awe of his tremendous character.”
Moore saw that when Two-Wheel-Drive is with his clan, he remains confident and plainly in authority, constantly ensuring that he receives his due share.
“It doesn’t stop him from being dominant,” Moore explained.
Moore has gradually began to detect Two-Wheel-Drive utilizing his back legs on occasion, implying that he is regaining some mobility.
Regardless, it’s evident that even if Two-Wheel-Drive doesn’t regain full use of his legs, he’ll be able to deal with anything. Whatever the hurdle, this hyena will overcome it.