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Black-backed jackal
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Canis mesomelas
Family Name:
Canidae
Head & Body Size:
18-36 in. (45-90 cm)
Tail Size:
10-16 in. (26-40 cm)
Weight:
15-30 lb
Color:
sandy tan to reddish gold color with the black and silver marking running down the saddle of its back.
Life Span:
about 7 years
Diet:
They will eat just about anything and do as little work to get it. They will eat fur seal cubs, gazelle, ungulate calves, insects, rodents, hares, lizards, snakes, and fruits and berries.
 
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Black-backed jackal

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Black-backed jackal Description
  The Black-back Jackal is a slender canid. It has a fox-like face with large piinted ears and a very bushy tail.  
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