Black-backed jackal facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBlack-backed jackal
Temporal range: Pliocene - recent
|C. m. mesomelas
Etosha National Park, Namibia
2 subspecies, see text
|Black-backed jackal range, with C. m. mesomelas in blue and C. m. schmidti in red|
The black-backed jackal lives in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. It is a least concern species. It is still killed because, it attacks farm animals and it carries rabies.
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