Black backed Jackals, found on Sibuya Game Reserve, are a widely distributed species that are known for their cunning and daring. They are often seen nipping in to steal a morsel from Lions on a kill. Mainly nocturnal but seen regularly during the day, this handsome animal has a call to remember. The Black-backed Jackal feeds on small mammals, reptiles, birds, eggs, carrion and fruit. They do scavenge but are hunters in their own right.
1 – 6 (rarely 9) young are born from July – October after a gestation period of about 2 months.
Neat, small, dog-like tracks 5 cm long.