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

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

African wild dog, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. WANT

African wild dog, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. WANT

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).

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).

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

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

Hyena Photograph Exhibiting features and behaviors of both canines and felines, the hyena has mystified cultures for centuries.  Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/spotted-hyena-laugh#7hQvbVDOSO8RLx9S.99

A Spotted Hyena In Mid Laugh

Hyena Photograph Exhibiting features and behaviors of both canines and felines, the hyena has mystified cultures for centuries. Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/spotted-hyena-laugh#7hQvbVDOSO8RLx9S.99

Spotted Hyena at Dawn

On an early morning game drive, when we saw this young spotted hyena in the far distance. He was even polite enough to cross the road and relax in the better light.

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.

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.

Lake Nakuru National Park is home to some of the most amazing wildlife in the world #eastafrica

Lake Nakuru National Park is home to some of the most amazing wildlife in the world #eastafrica

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