I think Hyenas are beautiful in a very dangerous, rugged kind of way. They're also fascinating. Hyenas are led by their females (who are nearly twice as large as the males) and they travel in family packs (much like wolves).
Striped Hyena: though dog-like in appearance & some behav-iour, hyena are not canids. They are in the feliforma family & are related to civets & cats. The striped hyena is probably the most attractive of the 4 species of hyena
"Hyena is a name which we give to a beast that stinks and is very fierce; there is nothing like it, it is filthy and disagreeable; Physiologus says further of the beast, that it is male and female, and therefore a filthy beast. The hyena signifies, I will not omit to tell you, a man covetous of wealth, who is luxurious; he ought to be firm, and persisting in good; and when he is covetous he imitates the manners of a woman" The Bestiary of Philippe De Thaun (1121)
Top 10 Most Interesting Facts About Africa's Wildlife
(Hyena Pup) * * BODY LANGUAGE: Said me feet, 'Hey,let's go dancin', Said me tongue, ' Lets have a snack', Said me brain, 'Lets read a good book', Said me eyes, "Lets have a nap', Said me legs, 'Lets just go walkin', Said me back, 'Letz takes a ride,'.Said me butt,'Well I'll just sit here, till all of you decide.'