I think spotted Hyenas are beautiful in a very dangerous, rugged kind of way. They're also fascinating. Hyenas are led by their females (who are nearly twice as large as the males) and they travel in family packs (much like wolves).
On an early morning game drive, we saw this young spotted hyena in the far distance. He seemed curious, and started walking towards us. He was even polite enough to cross the road and relax in the better light.
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?
All extant species of hyenas in descending order of size: spotted hyena, brown hyena, striped hyena and aardwolf. Hyaenidae - Hyena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which says that hyenas are members of the cat family!