Jackal (Golden)

Jackal (Golden) image. A small canine with yellowish to silver gray coat without prominent markings, reddish limbs, white under parts and a usually black tail tip. It is the most desert-adapted jackal, dwelling in plains and steppe, and feeding on invertebrates and vertebrates up to the size of Topi calves, but also fruits and carrion. Usually seen in territorial pairs or families where it forms permanent pair bonds, larger groups are formed when food is abundant. In protected areas it can be active at all times of day, otherwise it is mainly nocturnal.

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