The Striped Hyena. This small hyena species roams the lands of North and East Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Though a nocturnal scavenger by trade, the Striped Hyena has been known to hunt small prey. Today, fewer than 10,000 Striped Hyenas exist, placing  them in the ‘threatened’ category.

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.

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 other boards; thanks, Mary!]  Hyenas are more closely related to felines although they LOOK as if they are closer to canines.

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.

Aardwolf - the smallest of the hyena family, they can puff their tails and a…

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?

Striped-hyena-India

The Super Wild Predators in The Reserved Forest of Indian Subcontinent includes the Five Great Cats, Giant Reptiles and bird of prey.

The Aardwolf (Proteles cristata), Spotten Hyena (Crocuta crocuta), Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea) and Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena)

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.

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.

Hyenas - Mammals of Africa and Asia | Animal Pictures and Facts | FactZoo.com

Hyenas - Scavenger Mammals of Africa and Asia

Hyenas - Mammals of Africa and Asia | Animal Pictures and Facts | FactZoo.com

Striped hyenas

Striped hyenas

The striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) is a species of true hyena native to North and East Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. It is the smallest of the true hyenas and retains many primitive viverrid characteristics lost in larger species, having a smaller and less specialised skull. Though primarily a scavenger, large specimens have been known to kill their own prey, and attacks on humans have occurred on rare instances.

Striped hyena by Tejas Soni I don't generally like Hyenas but this one is rather pretty, and a little menacing!

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