Jackal (Side-striped)

Jackal (Side-striped) image. Distinguished from the other jackals due to its white-tipped tail, a more or less distinct side-stripe and its light gray or buff color, this is the only jackal found in broadleaved savanna, also common in bush-, marsh- and grassland with good ground cover. Being mainly nocturnal, but occasionally seen in daytime, feeding on fruits, invertebrates and vertebrates up to antelope calves, it is said to be less predatory than the other jackals, mainly because game is generally sparse in its habitat. Side-striped Jackals are monogamous, forming territorial pairs living probably similar to the other jackals, but are not sufficiently studied.

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