The Brown Hyaena has a shaggy, long dark coat, distinct cream-colored fur around the neck, pointy ears, short tail and striped legs.
They live in clans composed of extended families of four to six individuals. Unlike spotted hyenas, brown hyaenas are born with their eyes closed, and open them after eight days.
They are solitary scavengers and feed on carrion, wild fruits, insects and eggs. They rarely kill small animals.
These shy, mainly nocturnal animals may be seen in early mornings and late afternoons.