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Black-backed jackal

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Canis mesomelas
  • Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas).
    Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas).Leonard Lee Rue III
  • jackal; South African fur seal
    jackal; South African fur sealA jackal looking for prey in a colony of South African (or Cape) fur seals.Contunico © ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Mainz
  • meerkat: evading a jackal
    meerkat: evading a jackalMeerkats evading a mother jackal that is searching for food for her cubs.Contunico © ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Mainz

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    …and eastern Africa, and the black-backed (C. mesomelas) and side-striped (C. adustus) jackals of southern and eastern Africa. Jackals grow to a length of about 85–95 cm (34–37 inches), including the 30–35-cm (12–14-inch) tail, and weigh about 7–11 kg (15–24 pounds). Golden jackals and African golden wolves are yellowish, the…

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