Jackal (Canis aureus)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Carnivora
Family : Canidae
Genus : Canis
Species : aureus
Scientific name : Canis aureus
Important Facts
Height  34-40 cm.
Weight 6 – 15 kg.
Gestation period 2 months
Litter size Average 2 - 4
Gestation period 57 – 70 days
Life span 9 – 10 days
Inhabits all types of environments from dry open to desert. They have been found at a height of 3600 meters in the Himalayas. Majority of them live near towns, cultivated fields, dense grass and scrub lands etc.
Southeastern Europe, south western Asia, throughout India and Ceylon, extending some way into Burma and south-eastern Siam.
Although usually considered scavengers-they do pick over kills made by large carnivores and frequent rubbish dumps-they also hunt and kill a variety of prey. Jackals can best be described as opportunistic omnivores. They cooperatively hunt small or young antelopes and also eat reptiles, insects, ground-dwelling birds, fruits, berries, and grass. They will pick over kills made by large carnivores and even frequent rubbish dumps in pursuit of food, thus act as a scavenger in the jungle.
Buffalo calf Meat (2 kg per animal). The meat is provided 6 days in a week.