A jackal (Canis) is a medium-sized carnivore found in Africa, the Middle East and India. It is dog-like in appearance and has a bushy tail. They are not very social and so they live either alone, in pair or n very small packs.
They are one of the few animals that mate for life. Many have said that Jackals are cunning and are scavengers but in actual fact they are intelligent, resourceful and are agile hunters. They are effective in adapting to environments.
The common Jackal lives in open woodlands, grasslands, deserts and savannahs. Side striped jackals are found in forests, moist savannahs and marshlands and the silver-backed Jackal is mainly located in savannahs and woodlands. The Jackals are opportunistic hunters and feed on a variety of different animals such as Dik dik, small antelope and even domestic sheep.
Taxidermy (Hunting Jackal):
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Facts about the Jackal:
The pups suckle and consume regurgitated food until they are two months of age
Eagles are the small pup’s biggest threat
The ancient Egyptians believed that a jackal-headed god named Anubis guided the dead to those who judged their souls.