Black Backed Jackal
RERFERENCES
SEASONAL DIET OF BLACK BACKED JACKALS IN SOUTH AFRICA
DIET COMPOSITION
MITOCHONDRIAL SEQUENCE DIVERGENCE
BLACK BACKED JACKAL FACTS
BLACK BACKED JACKAL PARENTS
DIET AND REPRODUCTION
MOVEMENT PATTERN OF JACKALS
JACKALS AND SHEEP FARMING

 

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Canis mesomelas

Golden Jackal

The Black Backed Jackal is native to Africa. This jackal gets its name from the black hair running from the back of the neck to the tail The chest is white. The under parts are white to rusty-white. The body ranges in reddish brown to ginger in color. Adults stand about 38cm at the shoulder and are nearly a meter long in length. The head has a pointed muzzle and high pointed ears. There is no sexual dimorphism. These jackals are more common in dry areas with annual rainfall. They live in open terrain. These jackals are both hunters and scavengers.

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Golden Jackal and Frog

Golden Jackal feeding puppies

Golden Jackal and Hyena

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Canis mesomelas

15 to 35 pounds

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Omnivorous

Diurnal

Location: East and Southern Africa

2-8 pups

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