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Golden jackal

Canis aureus


Golden Jackals are opportunistic omnivores, predators of small- to medium-sized animals and proficient scavengers. Their long legs and curved canine teeth are adapted for hunting small mammals, birds, and reptiles, and their large feet and fused leg bones give them a physique well-suited for long-distance running, capable of maintaining speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time.


it is the only species to subsist outside of Africa. Although often grouped with the other jackals often in forested areas .genetic and morphological research indicate the golden jackal is more closely related to the gray wolf and the coyote.

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rutasandinas 11 years ago

Nice series::

Debbie Stewart
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Debbie Stewart

Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on Jan 8, 2013
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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