I DON’T WANT TO BE A HYENA
by Avril van der Merwe R95
Hyena is unhappy. She wants to be loved, like Elephant, and admired, like Lion. However, her efforts to turn herself into first an elephant, and then a lion prove hilariously unsuccessful. Lion suggests that since Hyena has spots like a leopard, perhaps she could become Leopard instead. This attempt is also a funny failure. Instead of putting her down, the other animals then start naming her strong hyena qualities and encourage her to be all that she was born to be, much to the relief and delight of Hyena’s own pack.