Scientific name : Hyaena hyaena

  Description : They are native to North, East Africa and South Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, listed as near-threatened on the IUCN Red List. It is a nocturnal animal. It is primarily a scavenger which feeds mainly on ungulate carcasses in different stages of decomposition, fresh bones, cartilages, ligaments and bone marrow. It crushes long bones into fine particles and swallows them, though sometimes entire bones are eaten whole.