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Black-backed jackal

Canis mesomelas


The most common of three closely related small dog species in East Africa. The black backed jackal lives in pairs rather than in packs. It had a shoulder height of 40cm and an ochre coat offset by a prominent silver-flecked black saddle.


An opportunistic feeder that subsists on small mammals, birds and carion and is often seen lurking near lion kills.

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Narok, Kenya

Lat: -1.40, Long: 34.90

Spotted on Feb 21, 2014
Submitted on Oct 7, 2017

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