Side Striped Jackal (canis adustus)
Details of Side Striped Jackal (canis adustus)
Appears more or less uniform grey from a distance, but there are some regional differences with more brown evident. At close quarters a light coloured stripe, or band, liberally fringed with black, is seen along each flank hense its name.
Their mostly supported solitary and territory is occupied by a mated pair.
Their call has been likened to an owl like hoot or a series of short yaps, quite unlike that of the black backed jackal.
Height: 39 cm
Weight: M 9,7 kg; F 8,7 kg
Active; Day and Night
Habitat: Thick woodland with plenty water
Food: Carrion, fruit, hares, rodents