The female hyena, Chipa, was born in captivity in South Africa in 2002. She came to Out of Africa Wildlife Park at just 4 months of age. Chitabe, the male, was also born in captivity in South Africa in 1998. He arrived at the park when he was only 2 months old. They both love to play in the water and go swimming in the pool at the Tiger Splash™ Arena, and they’re often featured in the Wonders of Wildlife show. Besides swimming, they love stinky things and chasing children around the perimeter of their habitat. Chitabe is quite fond of carrying sticks as well. Unlike the negative Hollywood stereotype, Hyenas are quite intelligent and affectionate, and that affection extends to the caretakers who always make time to shower Chipa and Chitabe with their own affection and a good scratch or two, of course.