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black backed jackal central kalahari Black-backed jackal,Botswana,Canis mesomelas,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Lovely portrait, almost like he or she is posing for you! Posted 3 years ago
  2. I guess my mind associates "jackal" with the Egyptian statue version, so I'm always surprised how much the real ones remind me of coyote. Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  3. thanks Posted 3 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 dunlak
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Uploaded Nov 18, 2015. Captured Mar 9, 2015 06:05 in Unnamed Road, Botswana.
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • f/14.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO400
  • 330mm