Rival spotted hyena clans, each 60 members strong, clash in the dead of night on the outskirts of the city of Harar in Ethiopia. After several hours, the winners earn the right to enter the city. These animals, rather than being feared as they are across the rest of their range in sub-Saharan Africa, are instead welcomed by the residents of Harar with whom they have a special, sometimes spiritual, relationship. The hyenas head to the city's old meat market where butchers leave out leftover bones for the animals, a tradition that has played out for 4 centuries. One resident, Yousuf, even whistles to call the hyenas to his home, where he feeds them pieces of meat by hand.