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Golden Jackal

Scientific Name: Canis aureus

Subspecies: A total of 19 subspecies have been described, but due to the uncertainty of their individual status, we do not include them here.

Distribution: Regions around the Black Sea coast, Caucasus, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Arabian Peninsula, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Habitat: Open steppe, undulating semi arid country with cover, also marshes and mountain forests.

Description: Fox-sized jackal weighing around 15 kg and measuring up to 50 cm over the shoulder, reaching a total body length of 1,05 m, without tail (max 27 cm.). General colour rufous yellow coat with greyish tinge.

Hunting method: Often taken as secondary trophy in connection with e.g. wild boar hunting. Lying in wait, accidental kill, with dogs, with eagles, on horseback.

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