Side-striped Jackal

Canis adustus

Size: Up to 45cm high
Habitat: Savannah and light woodland
Feeding: Carrion, rodents, reptiles, birds and fruit

The Side-striped Jackal is a fox-like scavenger. As its name suggests, it can be identified by the white stripe along its side and the white tip of its tail.

It is mostly nocturnal but can sometimes be seen during the day but it is less common than the Black-backed Jackal.

They have a lifespan of 8 - 10 years.

This photo was taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya.









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