Denver Zoo is now home to three new spotted hyena cubs, 2 females and one male named Kelele. They all arrived through recommendations of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), which ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals.

The female cubs’ parents and Kelele’s mother are all from Africa, making their genetics extremely valuable to the North American population as they are unrelated to most other hyenas in U.S. zoos.

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Spotted hyenas (by Kushal Shah)

Baby hyenas (by Simon Pierce Photography)

Spotted hyena cubs (by Yvonne YF Pang)

Nursing (by marleneseifert)

Newborn spotted hyena (by Macdaza)

Hyena and cubs (by alexdemonet)

Baby spotted hyenas (by Arno Meintjes Wildlife)

If you don’t love hyenas by now, then there is nothing more I can do for you. 

(by Maryaamna)