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BLACK-BACKED JACKAL – Canis mesomelas – Rooijakkals

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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BLACK-BACKED JACKAL – Canis mesomelas – Rooijakkals
2012/09/27
Captured Location: Groenland, Tolwe, Limpopo, SOUTH AFRICA
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Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 105mm
1/125 sec – F/5
Sensitivity: ISO 720

The black-backed jackal is marginally smaller than the side-striped jackal and weighs up t 8kg. The Afrikaans name rooijakkals (red jackal) is very descriptive, particularly in winter, as the animals develop a rich reddish colour to their flanks and sides, usually darker on their flanks and top of the muzzle.
Gestation plus minus 64 days
Young two – ten, usually five – seven
Mass male 8kg female 7kg
Length male 115cm female 100cm
Life expectancy 10 year up to 14 years in captivity

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