Brown Hyena/Hyaena Parahyaena/(Hyaena) brunnea

Hyenas, also spelled Hyaenas, are more closely related to cats than to dogs, although their appearance and behaviour is more dog-like.
There are three species of true hyena - the Spotted, the Striped and the Brown - and a fourth close relative, the Aardwolf, ranging over sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia.

Brown Hyaena
Brown Hyena
Brown Hyena
The Brown Hyena, the rarest of the hyenas, is native to southern Africa, particularly the Kalahari desert and Namibia.
Brown Hyena
Brown Hyena
Brown Hyena
It is mainly nocturnal and mainly a scavenger, stealing prey carcasses from the larger and/or faster carnivores.
Brown Hyena
Brown Hyena
Brown Hyena
They have a shaggy brown coat with a creamy ruff and banded legs. Standing 70-80cm at the shoulders, they have a large head, powerful jaws and one of the strongest bites.
Brown Hyena with cub
Brown Hyena with pup
Brown Hyena with cub
They live in small clans or are solitary. A female gives birth to 2-4 young which are usually called cubs (but sometimes referred to as pups).