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Jackal  Black-backed jackal,Canis mesomelas,Geotagged,South Africa,predators Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Beautiful photo of a strikingly majestic dog Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Graeme! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Such sneaky creatures they are. We just came back from Tanzania where we saw many, being master thieves. Posted 5 years ago

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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. It is listed by the IUCN as least concern, due to its widespread range and adaptability, although it is still persecuted as a livestock predator and rabies vector.

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Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Aug 29, 2013. Captured Aug 28, 2013 10:31 in N2, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/2048s
  • ISO500
  • 400mm