Golden Jackal (Canis aureus)
Details of Golden Jackal (Canis aureus)
Coat coloration is usually pale golden brown with liberal sprinkling of black and grey hair on back. Thay are abundant and widespread; normally a mating pair occupies and defends a territory of 0,5 to 2,5 km square.
Subadults from previous litter help in the care and feeding of current litter. In areas of high food abundance the normal social structure may be disrupted and as many as 20 individuals may associate in a group and home ranges may be very small.
Cooperative hunting by mating pairs greatly increases prey capture success.
Height: 43 cm
Weight: 12,5 kg
Active: Day and Night
Habitat: Open country with good cover and water
Food: Carrion, small mammals and birds, also sugarcane, maize and green crops-omnivorous