Saturday, October 4, 2014

Creature Feature #350: Jackal

The Jackal is a small canine, an opportunistic carnivore found in Africa. She shares a territory with her mate, sometimes allowing their youngsters to remain with them, but chasing off any potential rivals. Her large feet and fused leg bones allow her to cover long distances in pursuit of prey and she is capable of long-distance running (16 km/hr). She is a skilled hunter, with the black-backed capturing prey several times her size, although carrion is often consumed.

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