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    Wretched, evil-looking mofos. Here are some pictures of bad ass Hyenas:














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    They seem to bear a strong resemblance to African Wild Dogs and I'd guess a similar lineage?


    (Whoa, sorry that's so huge.)

    They also kinda remind me of my boyfriend's dog, an Australian Cattle Dog:


    Distant genetic relatives or no?
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    Hyenas - Nature's ENTP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    Hyenas - Nature's ENTP?
    Oh crap. Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    Hyenas - Nature's ENTP?
    LOL! But yeah, they are pretty freaky up close. (And no, I'm not talking about ENTP's!) Compared to the African Wild Dog though, the Hyena's appear "bulkier" or "fatter" and their front legs are a tiny bit taller than their hind, I think.

    As far as their behavior goes, it reminds me alot of coyotes here in the northeast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    Hyenas - Nature's ENTP?
    They are gregarious, opportunistic hunters who like the taste of corpses and carrion, they have bad breath, an awful laughter, and females are dominants, taller and more brutal than males.

    So maybe...

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    If they have a long neck, it's because their jaw's muscles are the most powerful of the animal Kingdom. They can crush any bone rather easily.
    This could explain the iron chains you see with tame Hyenas. Not because they're that dangerous (Hyenas are very docile and not aggressive at all, it's a question of hormones), but because they could gnaw any conventional leash in a matter of second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    They seem to bear a strong resemblance to African Wild Dogs and I'd guess a similar lineage?

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    Distant genetic relatives or no?
    No, Hyenas aren't related to canids, despite their appearance. As a matter of fact, they belong to same order than Mongooses and Meerkats, and hence, are genetically closer to Cats and Lions than it seems.

    The most distinctive trait of Hyenas compared with any true feline or canid is their brain and intelligence, which is far superior.
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    Oooh... they appear to be related to Wargs, if somewhat smaller:


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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Oooh... they appear to be related to Wargs, if somewhat smaller:
    No, the teeth aren't the same at all.

    Plus, Hyenas are docile, calm and even placid when tamed. They are the opposite of what we could call a "ferocious animal". It's because they lack the high levels of androgens prevalent in other species of carnivores.

    At last but not the least, I fear Wargs aren't able to laugh when scared.
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    Am I wrong, or are hyenas born intersex? I seem to remember reading this somewhere...

    Also, dude in the last pic with the hyena on a leash? CALL ME.
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