The black-backed jackal is indigenous to two discrete regions of Africa; southern Africa and the East African coast. This medium-sized canid is a carnivore primarily scavenging carrion and feeding on insects but will occasionally prey on small vertebrates including domestic fowl, lamb, rabbits, and antelope. Jackals, like most wild dog species, are gregarious and social and will establish pack hierarchies.
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- Average Skull Length 16cm (6.3in)
- Average Skull Width 8.5cm (3.3in)
- Average Skull Height 6.5cm (2.6in)