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.

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 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.

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.

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?

Hyena and wild dogs! Nothings ever too funny! :) Follow @Animals :) via twitter.com/Animals

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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 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.

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