Look a different species! In my little world, striped hyenas don't have stripe patterns on their fur, they are tattoos. The spotted hyena's spots will be explained at another time. This, though, is the African hunting dog. In my little world their crazy fur pattern is actually tribal paint. This little guy's name is Mbwa Mwitu which is Swahili for the African hunting dog. Original, eh? He's on stilts going through the savannah and something has caught his eye.