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Photo of a hyena

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Scientific name: family: hyaenidae
Hyenas look a little like dogs but are not related - they are actually very very distantly related to mongooses. Hyenas have very strong teeth and jaws and can crush bones. Their back legs are shorter than their front legs, so they walk a little like a bear does. Hyenas live in arid regions in Africa. They hunt larger animals for food, but will also eat dead animals that they find. Hyenas hunt in groups.