“Don’t let anyone tell you that hyenas cannot be cute. The correct vernacular is ‘cub’, but I’m happy with ‘pup’.”

Hyena Pup by David Lloyd. Hyenas are wrongly accused of stealing lions' kills. They do sometimes but lions steal from hyenas as much or more. Cub shown here is a spotted hyena, one of three different hyena species.

Hyena - not a fan!!!

“Survival starts by paying attention to what is close at hand and immediate. To look out with idle hope is tantamount to dreaming one's life away.” ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Baby hyena. Getty images

Baby animals add a cuteness factor to any African safari, but each species is also superbly adapted to survive infancy in the bush.