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!

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black backed jackal   Range/Habitat: East-Southern Africa/ desert, scrub

   Diet: Omnivore: plants, reptiles, eggs

   Length/Weight: 18-35”/ 13-26 lbs

   Conservation Status: common


Fun Facts:

  •          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?

black backed jackal2  black backed jackal3

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  1. My brother!

    Love and licks,

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