Let’s save the wildlife – Jackal (Canis aureus)


The three species differ mainly in color and choice of habitat. The sandy-colored golden jackal prefers open, grassy plains, while the side-striped jackal lives along waterways with dense undergrowth and is drabber in color, has a white tip on the tail, and had indistinct stripes along the sides of the body. The black-backed jackal is recognized by the mantle of black hair on the back that contrasts with the rust-colored body. The tail is black­-tipped, as is that of the golden jackal. The black-backed jackal is usually the most frequently seen, as it is more diurnal than the other two species. Increased habitat loss due to human population growth and resulting expansion of roads, settlements, and agriculture threatens the jackal. The livestock rearing and farming conducive to jackal and wildlife survival, are now being replaced by industrialization and unsustainable agricultural practices. As habitats are lost, jackals are increasingly infringing on human settlements, where can be viewed as a danger to livestock and poultry and be killed as pests. They are also often persecuted as rabies transmitters.

Izvor informacija i fotografija: (https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/jackal)

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  1. Nema zaštite za njega u Rumuniji! 🙂
    On je ovde samo osvajač, koji pravi mnogo nevolja, posebno u delti Dunava. U nekim područjima moramo ponovo naseljavati naše domaće vukove, inače će se šakali zauvijek uspostaviti.

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