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Black-Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), Masai Mara

Black-Backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas), Masai Mara

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Uploaded 09 Jul 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: African Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
In the Masai Mara lives the omnivorous Black-Backed Jackal, found both here in Kenya and also 900km South, at the tip of Africa. The Jackal will often make home in a den dug by another animal and suffers threats from Eagles, Leopards and Spotted Hyenas. They are also threatened by humans, for whom they can be a major problem with relation to sheep farming. Jackals have been associated with major rabies epidemics which appear at approximate 5 year intervals. There have been (relatively ineffe ...
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