Don’t trust Hollywood. Not only the movie “Lion King” portrays hyenas as ugly and mean creatures. In fact they are intelligent and co-operative with strong social bonds within their well-organised clans. Moreover With only four extant species, the Hyaenidae is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammali. Russel Crossey talks about the two most common species: The brown and the spottetd hyena.