13 thoughts on “Name That Animal

  1. Her name is Cheryl and she wished the photographer hadn’t spooked the small rodent she was going after.

  2. My first thought is hyena. This animal has a longer thinner body and a longer snout, so maybe a relative of the hyena.


    This is an aardwolf. They are termite eaters. From Wiki:

    The aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is a small, insectivorous mammal, native to East Africa and Southern Africa.
    The aardwolf resembles a very thin striped hyena, but with a more slender muzzle, black vertical stripes on a coat of yellowish fur, and a long, distinct mane down the midline of the neck and back. They also have one or two diagonal stripes down the fore and hindquarters, along with several stripes on its legs. The mane is raised during confrontations in order to make the aardwolves appear larger. It is missing the throat spot that others in the family have. Its lower leg (from the knee down) is all black, and its tail is bushy with a black tip.

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