When we first saw this young boy holding a tiny monkey, we couldn't help but smile. But, when this hyena wandered over, our hearts nearly leapt out of our chests!

The only hyenas anyone here at SFG had ever seen before this was in "The Lion King." Seeing how vicious these animals really are, we decided to do a little research on these creatures.
According to Wikipedia, "...they are closer to felines and viverrids, hyenas are perceived to be behaviourally and morphologically similar to canines in several aspects; both hyenas and canines are nonarboreal, cursorial hunters that catch prey with their teeth rather than claws." The fact the person shooting this footage didn't throw the camera down to help out this brave child is bananas!

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