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Side Striped Jackal

YHave you seen the jackal on Fairview? Perhaps you have heard them calling to each other in the early hours of the morning?
Side-striped jackals have a slender build with a distinctive coat pattern characterised by a black or dark brown stripe running along each side of the body, from the shoulders to the tail. The tail is almost always tipped with white. Their fur is typically a mix of colours, including grey, tan, and white. The body mass ranges from 6.5-14kgs. They are dog-like in appearance and are nocturnal.