MAMMAL MONDAY #56
We’re baaaack! We hope everyone had a lovely holiday! We’ve been gearing up here at HQs for a most exciting 2013! Our first adventure of the new year takes us to the deserts of Africa to meet a member of the canine family. Let’s grab our safari hats as we head out to meet our first mammal of the year!
MEET THE GOLDEN JACKAL!
Diet: Omnivore: fruits, insects, mammals
Length/Weight: 23 ½-43”/ 15-33 lbs
Conservation Status: common
- Golden jackals have yellow-golden coats.
- They live in pairs and mate for life.
- Golden jackals are more closely related to wolves and coyotes than true jackals.
- They have long legs.
- Golden jackals have life spans of about 15 years.
Golden jackals are gorgeous with their beautiful coats of fur. Unlike most members of the canine family, they live in pairs and not in a pack! Pretty neat!