Hyena Photograph Exhibiting features and behaviors of both canines and felines, the hyena has mystified cultures for centuries. Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/spotted-hyena-laugh#7hQvbVDOSO8RLx9S.99
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).
Females are about three times larger than males, have more muscle mass and are more aggressive due to an excess of testosterone in their bodies. Hyenas have a range of vocal sounds, including one that sounds like laughter when they are excited.