The American Hyena or Shunka Warakin is a relatively well known cryptid in the world of a cryptozoology. Shunka Warakin or the American Hyena is as it´s name would suggest a hyena that lives in the american plains. In several native american languages Shunka Warakin translates to ¨Carries off dogs.¨ Shunka Warakin is known to kill and carry off dogs and livestock such as sheep and goats. A Shunka Warakin was allegedly shot and killed in 1886 by Israel Hutchins. Another possible explanation is a hyeana escaped from a zoo or Shunka Warakin is a surviing cave hyena.