This particular beast is a Striped Hyena.
One of the aspects I’m taking advantage of with this series is the opportunity to discover unfamiliar species.
Like most folks I was familiar with the hyena, but I’d never seen a striped hyena. One of their most striking features is their mane, which sticks up like a crazy mohawk when excited.
With less than 10,000, this animal is considered “near threatened” to extinction.