Side-striped Jackal, Canis adustus, scavenging at night. Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya, East Africa.
The Side-striped Jackal is a small canine hunter and scavenger. Much smaller than the hyena it is up to 70 to 80 cm in length, plus another 30 40cm for the tail, and weighing around 7 to 12Kg. The Side-striped Jackal stands around 40 to 50cm high at the shoulder. It is largely nocturnal.