All extant species of hyenas in descending order of size: spotted hyena, brown hyena, striped hyena and aardwolf. Hyaenidae - Hyena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which says that hyenas are members of the cat family!
The brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea, formerly Parahyaena brunnea) is a species of hyena found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and South Africa. It is currently the rarest species of hyena
Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena): though dog-like in appearance & some behavior, hyena are not canids. They are in the feliforma family & are related to civets & cats. The striped hyena is probably the most attractive of the 4 species of hyena