Striped hyenas have a tendency to raid human croplands for fruits and vegetables, and in some areas have been reported raiding human graves. Thus, hyenas are often poisoned. Some of their body parts are also used in traditional medicine. In some Arab countries, they are captured, blinded, and taken from village to village for people to torment.
The striped hyena is monogamous with both males and females assisting one another in raising their cubs. Unlike the genitalia of the spotted hyena, the female reproductive organs of the striped hyena are normal. Very little is known about their breeding habits. It is often seen in pairs. The young, 3-4 in number are born with their eyes and ears closed.