Aardwolf - the smallest of the hyena family, they can puff their tails and a…
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The Aardwolf (Proteles cristata), Spotten Hyena (Crocuta crocuta), Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea) and Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena)
African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa.
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I think 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).
Hyena cub - Lower Sabie KNP - Laura Dyer
A beautiful striped hyena!
Famed hunters, spotted hyenas are skilled at taking down hardy beasts such as wildebeest or antelope. But this doesn’t stop them from scavenging and dining on the leftovers of other predators.
Africa | A yawning hyena. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana | ©YoungRobv, via flickr