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hyena

member of the family Hyaenidae. Carnivorous but only for carrion, these ugly, smelly animals with their raucous voices and hysterical-sounding laughter are offensive in most ways. They have four toes, low hindquarters relative to their strong forequarters, and rough coats consisting mostly of guardhairs. Called also Crocuta crocuta (spotted hyena) and Hyaena hyaena, H. brunnea (striped and brown hyenas respectively).

hyena disease
cattle disease of slow growth, underdevelopment of hindquarters, thick, stiff bristles along the back, aggressive behavior. A chondrodystrophy affecting hindlimb bones and lumbar vertebrae. The overall effect is to create a silhouette like that of a hyena. Cause unknown but similar lesions can be reproduced by the administration of high amounts of vitamin A.
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We know in Bahrain like other GCC countries, there are farms, houses and private zoos which have lions, tigers, hyenas and fox," she said.
As if this litany of superlatives were not enough, the hyena figures doubleness and mimicry with a vengeance.
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But as the man was telling his wife that he was standing face to face with the hyena and might not arrive home safely, the animal attacked him again and began clawing at his body.