Striped Hyena

Fact: The striped hyena was present in the UAE, but is now thought to be extinct. Hyenas still exist in Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

Habitat: Tropical savanna, grasslands, semi-desert, scrub forest, and woodland.

Threats: Hunted as pests and for their pelt.

Range: Africa, Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan and western India.

Additional information: It can weigh up to 50 kg - much smaller than its African Cousin - the Spotted hyena which can weigh 90 kg.