MAMMAL MONDAY # 68
It’s off to Africa for us today to meet a member of the canine family! We’re heading into the desert so grab your mud sunscreen SPF 35 and your sunglasses and let’s head out on today’s adventure!
MEET THE BLACK BACKED JACKAL!
Diet: Omnivore: plants, reptiles, eggs
Length/Weight: 18-35”/ 13-26 lbs
Conservation Status: common
- Black backed jackals are red brown in color with a black saddle of fur on their backs.
- They are territorial.
- Black backed jackals mate for life.
- Black backed jackals have bushy tails.
- They live in small family groups.
These jackals are gorgeous with their colors. The canine family is so diverse, which one is your favorite?