The aardwolf (Proteles cristata) is a small mammal native to East and Southern Africa in the same family as the hyena. Unlike many of its relatives in the order Carnivora, the aardwolf does not hunt large animals. It eats insects, mainly termites – one aardwolf can eat about 250,000 termites during a single night, using its long, sticky tongue to capture them. It is nocturnal, resting in burrows during the day and emerging at night to seek food.
Dinocrocuta gigantea, a large percrocutid from the Miocene of Asia. Originally thought to be a hyaenid, percrocutidae actually diverged far earlier in the evolutionary history of feliformia and is more closely allied to other extinct feliforms like nimravids and stenoplecistids.