Side Striped Jackal
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Golden Jackal

The Side Striped Jackal inhabit moist wooded areas in east, west, and central Africa. They are more drab in color than the Golden or Black Backed Jackals. They also have shorter legs and ears. These jackals are gray to tan in color and have a dark tail with a white tip. They are distingished by a white stripe running from the elbow to the hip. They also sport black side stripes. They are sexuallly dimorphic. Side Striped Jackals are strictly nocturna. These jackals They often forage on their own or in pairs, but sometime for packs of six or more depending on the availabilty of food. Mated pairs are territorial. They are vocal but rather than howling they make a owl like hoot. Side Striped Jackals are ommnivores, feeding on insects, fruits, carrion, vetebrates, and plants

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Golden Jackal and Frog

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15 to 31 pounds

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Mate for Life

Omnivorous

Feeds exclusively on fruit in season

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa

4-6 pups

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