Spotted Hyena. Thief, coward, scavenger... That's the reputation that precedes them. It couldn't be further from the truth. Hyenas are opportunists. If they need to steal, they will. If caution is the better part of valor then they're cautious. And they're never going to say no to a free meal - even if it's the scraps left behind by other predators. When they're finished with a carcass, all that's left on the ground is a wet spot. A large enough gang can completely consume a wildebeest in 15 minutes - skin, flesh and bones. Waste not want not is the rule by which they live. And unlike some other predators, hyenas are dominated by females. Preserving the Matriarch's bloodline is everything. We follow a gang as it strives to thrive. The oldest female in a new litter will be the successor to the 'throne'. She will be the new matriarch when her mother eventually dies. Sadly, her mother dies before her time, and the young female becomes the gang's new leader. But not for long. She is killed by lions - a common occurrence as most hyena deaths are caused by their nemesis. Now the youngest female, who was born with virtually no social standing, becomes the new matriarch. This is now her gang. And her first female offspring will stand in line as the next heir. Protecting the bloodline of the dynasty is critical. The entire future of the gang depends upon it.