Striped Hyaena
  • Persian name kaftar
  • English name Striped Hyaena
  • Scientific name Hyaena hyaena
  • Family Hyaenidae
  • Morphology This dog alike animal has grey body with dark stripes and long black hairs along the back, with a length of 90 to 120 cm.
  • Ethology It is a primarily nocturnal animal. They typically live in groups of 1–2 animals and families. Unlike the dog family, it keeps its head down while running. At the time of defense, the hairs on the back are erected and it uses the odor-producing glands.