Side-Striped Jackal

Interesting Facts:Despite what many believe they pose very little threat to livestock.

Main Characteristics:Side-Striped Jackals have a body length between 65 and 81 cms (26 - 32 inches), a tail length between 30 and 41 cms (12 - 16 inches) and they weigh between 6.5 and 14 kgs (14 - 31 lbs). They are grey/yellow in colour with a pale coloured underside and light and dark stripes on their flanks.

Habitat: Side-Striped Jackals are found in open country in central, eastern and southern Africa. Diet: Side-Striped Jackals feed on rodents, birds, lizards, insects, eggs, carrion and refuse.

Breeding: After a gestation period of 63 days, Side-Striped Jackals give birth to a litter of 3 - 6 young. They are weaned at 10 weeks old and they reach sexual maturity at 6 - 8 months old.

Predators: Humans are predators of Side-Striped Jackals.  Subspecies: There are six subspecies of the Side-Striped Jackal: Canis adustus adustus, Canis adustus bweha, Canis adustus grayi, Canis adustus kaffensis, Canis adustus lateralis and Canis adustus notatus.

Latin Name Canis adustus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location C, E & S Africa
Colour Grey/Yellow
Length 65 - 81 cm (26 - 32 inches)
Tail 30 - 41 cms (12 - 16 inches)
Weight 6.5 - 14 Kgs (14 - 31 lbs)
Life Expectancy

12 - 15 Yrs (in Captivity)

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