The hyena is an intelligent predator which are known for their interesting dynamics within their clans, with the females outranking the males, and their complex social hierarchies. Their social dynamics makes them an extremely interesting species to watch, especially when they are preparing for a hunt. They often hunt together and are considered to be bold and dangerous animals who often pick on a wide range of different animals as prey. Hyenas can adapt to almost any habitat and so are one of the largest spread animals in African as they can easily mark territory anywhere from woodlands to mountains. As far as predators go, the hyena is a pretty brutal one and their clans can successfully take out animals like hippos and wildebeest. The main threat to hyenas is that of lions, there mortal enemies, and occasionally humans who feel in danger by the presence of them. The hyena is a complex animal and an interesting one to watch for their social interactions and hunting techniques.