J is for Jackal #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo Credit Black-backed Jackal near Wolfsnes, Western Etosha, Namibia.

12 April 2017 – J is for Jackal

The jackal is a small omnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, which also includes the wolf and dog
Jackals are generally found in packs of ten to thirty jackal individuals, and they protect one another
There are four main species of jackal one of them being the golden jackal of south-central Eurasia
Black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan Africa, and the Ethiopian wolf-jackal.

Jackals are generally found in packs of ten to thirty jackal individuals and they protect one another
They are predators of small to medium-sized animals and have been known to eat poisonous snakes
Black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan Africa, and the Ethiopian wolf-jackal
Black-backed Jackal a lightly built jackal, considered to be the oldest living member of the genus Canis.

They are predators of small to medium-sized animals and have been known to eat poisonous snakes
Their large feet and fused leg bones give them a physique well-suited for long-distance running
Black-backed Jackal a lightly built jackal, considered to be the oldest living member of the genus Canis
They are capable of maintaining speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time.

Their large feet and fused leg bones give them a physique well-suited for long-distance running
The mating season takes place from late May to August, with a gestation period of 60 days.
They are capable of maintaining speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time.
Summer births are thought to be timed to coincide with population peaks of rats and grass mice.

The mating season takes place from late May to August, with a gestation period of 60 days.
Litters consist of 1-9 pups, born blind, for the first three weeks the pups are watch by their mother
Summer births are thought to be timed to coincide with population peaks of rats and grass mice
The father and the elders of the offspring provide food, they are weaned at 8–9 weeks

Litters consist of 1-9 pups, born blind, for the first three weeks the pups are watch by their mother
Sexual maturity is attained at 11 months, though few black-backed jackals reproduce in their first year
The father and the elders of the offspring provide food, they are weaned at 8–9 weeks
Average lifespan in the wild is seven years, though captive specimens can live twice as long.

Sexual maturity is attained at 11 months, though few black-backed jackals reproduce in their first year
There are four main species of jackal one of them being the golden jackal of south-central Eurasia
Average lifespan in the wild is seven years, though captive specimens can live twice as long.
The jackal is a small omnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, which also includes the wolf and dog.

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4 thoughts on “J is for Jackal #atozchallenge

  1. How interesting, Elsie. I thought his ‘fused leg bones’ very interesting and had to go a’googling to find out more. What great writing/reading material you are engaged in at present. 🙂

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