One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hyena with numerous black stripes on the body and legs, living in steppe and desert areas from northeastern Africa to India.
Hyaena hyaena, family Hyaenidae
- ‘The one-horned rhinoceros and striped hyenas are just some of the 1,200 animals to look out for at this award winning attraction.’
- ‘Unlike their cousins the spotted hyenas, the striped hyenas (classified Hyaena hyaena) in the wild, forage during night hours.’
- ‘The rolling hills and forests are a haven for desert wolves, leopards, striped hyena, wild sheep, the rare Sindh ibex and the imperial eagle.’
- ‘Many larger mammals such as giraffes, striped hyenas, western kob, bushbuck and sitatunga are now considered extinct in the area around the lake.’
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