Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena): though dog-like in appearance & some behavior, hyena are not canids. They are in the feliforma family & are related to civets & cats. The striped hyena is probably the most attractive of the 4 species of hyena
The hair of the striped hyena is long (shorter in summer than in winter), gray-white to yellowish brown on the sides, legs, and back, with black cross-stripes. Their stiff, black mane on the neck and back is erectile in anger and fear, giving the hyena a larger and more formidable aspect. There is a large black patch on the throat.
striped hyena [previously pinned by Mary Horn to one of my former boards, Miscellaneous Marvelous Mammals;] Hyenas are more closely related to felines although they look as if they are closer to canines.
Tale of the Tides - Deeble and Stone Natural History Films - Between the Lamu archipelago and Somalia is the wildest shore in East Africa - where baboons and hyaenas come to hunt crabs on the beach -named aardwolf elsewhere, or a hyena?
Extant Members of the Hyena Family: the Aardwolf (Proteles cristata) Spotten Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea) and the Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena) Of them all my favourite is the Aardwolf!
The jaws of striped hyenas are powerful enough to crush bones, hooves, teeth, and horns—the parts of carcasses that other animals leave behind. They also consume quantities of vegetable matter and are fond of agricultural produce, particularly dates, melons, and other fruits. Thus, they may cause damage to crops and flocks around villages near where they live.