Black-backed Jackal

Canis mesomelas


Habitat: Wide range of habitats, except thick forests

Weight: Male: 6-12 kilos | Female: 5.5-10 kilos

Diet: Omnivore — Mostly small (<1 kilo) to medium (±30 kilos) prey, some fruit and grass

Lifespan: ±8 years

Gestation Period: 2 months

Threats: Conflict with humans • Habitat loss • Road kill • Disease (Rabies)

An adult black-backed jackal in the early hours of the morning.

An adult black-backed jackal in the early hours of the morning.