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We're not hyenas, we're DOGS! by Kitchiki We're not hyenas, we're DOGS! by Kitchiki
On tumblr, on the hyena tag, about 50% of the pictures are of African wild dogs! which I think is crazy cause they don't even look THAT similar xD Hyenas aren't even canidae!

It's a bit petty but it kinda annoys me seeing as hyenas are my fave animal <3 (Of course I LOVE wild dogs too)

SO YES, ALAS THIS PIC WAS BORN.
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PikachuLover2012 Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wait...there are people who actually mistake African Wild Dogs for hyenas? They have completely different anatomy and markings. How can anyone mistake the two? They're not even from the same family. It's just like how people mistake Huskies/Alaskan Malamutes for wolves. It really annoys me. -_-; 

P.S. I think you should change "We're not even the same species!" to "We're not in the same family!" because people will think African Wild Dogs are a different species of hyena. Cute pic, btw. Love the expression. :D

  
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CherubFeet Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've noticed the same thing as well!
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:iconpanserpop:
Isn't it called a lycaon?
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:icontututoad:
Aww! so cute! La la la la 
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hynec Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWD are in many countries called just like "Hyena Dog" , hyänenhund, pes hyenovitý, iena-cane and so .

But they have similar face mask and round ears (even larger), that's why they are mistaken for hyena too.
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EsotericDichotomy Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o . o -didn't even know this-
Now I do o . o
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Hawkpath151 Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, it annoys me too! I have an african wild dog plush, and the first time my friends saw it they said, "Is that a hyena?" and i just said "Noooo! Its an African wild dog!' lol. Btw great drawing! I love it!
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:iconroamingtigress:
This this this entirely. It annoys me too. :P Great work.
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:iconshenzi203:
i love the hyenas and the african wild dog :D
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lew-leon-1 Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cute guy :)
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