Striped Hyena is the national animal of Lebanon. The scientific name for striped hyena is Hyaena hyaena. Hyenas are well known among the animal kingdom for their extraordinary scavenging capabilities.
The striped hyenas have vertical stripes over their body which is more prominent in summer than winter. These animals are vastly found in the mountains of Lebanon and very timid to humans.
Further, they are crucial for Lebanese ecosystem. So it gives a sure idea that why is striped hyena is chosen as the national animal of the country.