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Contrary to popular belief, hyenas are not scavengers but are actually powerful hunting animals. Prey includes zebras, antelope, buffalo, wildebeest, gazelle and carrion and they will also scavenge. A lone spotted hyena can bring down prey up to three times its own weight. They are are able to crack any bone with their powerful jaws. They live in family groups known as clans where the female is bigger and dominant over the male.