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A MATURE JACKAL HAS AN AVERAGE:
SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 14 INCHES
WEIGHS 18 POUNDS
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: These are considered vermin and most farmers appreciate hunters shooting them. The jackal is probably the most detested predator of all because of its killing lust. Shooting a jackal is not easy at all. Firstly, they are mostly nocturnal and secondly, they only give you about two seconds!
IDENTIFICATION: It has rusty-brown flanks, a white belly and a black and white spotted back. A prominent black stripe covers the tail from the rump to the tip of the tail.
Jackal are hunted throughout South Africa.
HABITAT: The main contributing factor for good habitat is rainfall ranging between 4" and 40" per annum. They adapt to many different habitats ranging from desert to sub-tropical areas, and highveldt, but excluding tropical rain forests. Open grass plains have a particular attraction.
HABITS: The jackal, a medium-sized carnivore with doglike features and a bushy tail, is widely distributed in Africa. The three species of jackal in Africa are the golden or common jackal, the side striped jackal and the black-backed or silver-backed jackal. Eerie, howling noise made at night time.