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: the ugly one...

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

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)

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?

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.

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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.

The striped hyena expanded its range from Africa across the Middle East to India.

The striped hyena expanded its range from Africa across the Middle East to…

500px / Photo "striped hyena" by Tejas Soni

/ Photo "Striped Hyena" by Tejas Soni - Hyenas are one of the most violent animals on earth. Their teeth and jaw pressure a unfounded.

The Aardwolf, whose name means “earth wolf,” lives in Africa. They are related to hyenas but do not hunt large animals, instead eat insects — mostly termites.

The Aardwolf (Proteles cristata), whose name means “earth wolf,” lives in Africa. They are related to hyenas but do not hunt large animals, instead eat insects — mostly termites.

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