Golden Jackal

Golden jackalThe Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is also called Common or Asiatic Jackal. They live from North and East Africa, Southeastern Europe and South Asia to Burma and prefer dry open lands. They are strictly monogamous and live in mating pairs and forage and hunt together, because this is much more successful. Golden Jackals scavenge by following lions for the leftovers of a kill. They are sometimes hunted for their fur, but are not threatened.

Keywords: black , gray

The Asiatic jackal, common jackal, golden jackal is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the golden jackal
A young / baby of a golden jackal is called a 'pup'. A golden jackal group is called a 'pack'.
Some facts about the
Golden jackal

Adult weight : 11 kg (24.2 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 19 years

Female maturity :334 days

Male maturity : 334 days

Gestation : 63 days

Weaning : 75 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.208 kg (0.4576 lbs)

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