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  • A desert specialist...

  • ..and one of Africa's rarest predators.

  • The brown hyena.

  • This ghost town is her home.

  • Its ruins give her valuable protection from the elements.

  • She has been here for 15 years.

  • She's already reared nine generations of cubs.

  • These two youngsters have reached a critical stage in their lives.

  • They're four months old,

  • and now they need regular solid food.

  • But there is nothing edible in these ruins,

  • so their mother has to look elsewhere

  • and may leave them for several days on end.

  • Brown hyenas may walk over 20 miles a day in search of food.

  • This is some of the most hostile country on the planet.

A desert specialist...

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