Side striped jackal (canis adustus)

Side striped jackal (canis adustus)

Short Overview

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.

Podroben opis

Podrobno o 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