Jackal (Black-backed)

Jackal (Black-backed) image. A small, elegant canine with long, pointed ears and a black-tipped bushy tail. Its coat is reddish brown to tan, showing a black saddle with intermixed silvery hair, and white underparts. Occupying habitats intermediate between plains and deciduous woodlands, it predominates in Acacia/Commiphora woodlands. Black-backed Jackals are omnivorous, feeding on the same diet as other jackals, ranging from invertebrates to Topi calves, fruits, and carrion. They live in pairs and families, with family members helping to rear the pubs, dramatically increasing their survival rate.

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