The spotted hyena is also known as crocuta crocuta of the hyaenidae family. Along with being one of my favorite animals, these smelly predators are more closely related to cats than they are to dogs. Because they can and will eat just about anything, people only know about them through popular myth (that they are scavengers). In reality, about 80-95% of a hyena’s diet comes from hunting. This one in particular will have no problem catching his next prey.