The Knight of the night

Indian Striped Hyena, not as glorious as the other carnivores, these creatures are often looked upon as ugly animals. It's only when you know their part as scavengers that you generate respect for them. These elusive, nocturnal animals stay in small packs of 3- 5 and are rarely seen. We were lucky to have spent some good time observing them in Jhalana.

Small: A4: 11.69 X 8.27 inches
Medium: A3: 16.53 X 11.69 inches
Large: 2 X 3 feet : 24 X 36 inches