Golden Jackal Animal
The Golden Jackal Animal is a slender medium-sized canid with long legs, Golden Jackal Animal a long pointed muzzle, Golden Jackal Animal and a relatively short, bushy tail, The Golden Jackal Animal coat is rather coarse and as the name suggests
Golden Jackal Animal is generally golden or yellowish in colour, Golden Jackal Animal although individuals vary from pale cream to tawny and coat colour may also vary between seasons, The Golden Jackal Animal back is often mottled black brown and white, while the Golden Jackal Animal head ears sides and limbs may have a reddish-brown hue.
Golden Jackal Animal Facts:
- Length: 74-84 cm
- Tail: 20-24 cm
- Weight: 6.5-9.8 kg (14-22 lb)
- Social unit: Pair
- Status: Least concern
These omnivorous, opportunistic jackals usually live as breeding pairs, but in areas with plentiful food, such as refuse dumps near human habitation, they form packs of up to 20.
The gestation period is 60-63 days. Average litter size is 5-6 pups (range 1-9), which are cared for in a secure den.
SHADES OF GOLD
The coat is mainly pale yellow, gold, or light brown, greyer on the back and gingery on the belly.
Golden jackal pups move on from milk to solid food at about 8-10 weeks. At this age they are too young to hunt, so parents, older siblings, and other young adults regurgitate meals for them on return from a successful outing.