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Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) closeup Closeup of a Black-backed Jackal cleaning its paws. Arnhem Zoo,Black-backed Jackal,Black-backed jackal,Canis mesomelas,Jackals,Mammalia,Red Jackal,Silver-backed Jackal Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) closeup

Closeup of a Black-backed Jackal cleaning its paws.

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The black-backed jackal is a canid native to two areas of Africa, separated by roughly 900 km.

One region includes the southernmost tip of the continent, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. The other area is along the eastern coastline, including Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jul 1, 2011. Captured Jul 1, 2011 09:04.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm