Day of the Jackal
kal) created a forum on days of the Jackal which motivated us to put up this photo article of the images we had .. .they show some interesting behaviors of the Jackals. Two incidences are in photo sequel where the jackal is shown scavenging - the way it is percieved A Scavenger, however there is an instance where 2 jackals killed a Sambar fawn in Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Golden jackals are strictly nocturnal in areas inhabited by humans, but may be partly diurnal
jackals play an important scavenging role by eating garbage and animal carrion around towns and villages.
Jackal in greens
The golden jackal raids crops such as pumpkin, cucumbers, corn, sugarcane and watermelon. Farmers use these kind of fencing from Sarees to protect crops from Jackals and other wild animals
This was 2006 in Sariska where Dharmendra sighted this male close to a water hole
At the water hole stood a Sambar family which had the mother a young male and a fawn, the jackal can be seen in the background watching them
Though the golden jackal is a capable hunter, it normally does not attack larger animals. The fawn had got confused and did not run out while the other sambar left, the Jackal and sambar fawn face to face
While the male tried grasping the fawn the female came from behind into the water
Alert female in the background while the male still trying to hold down the fawn. Cooperative hunting is a important feature of the Jackals survival kit
Fawn trying to escape
The male Jackal holding the Sambar on the neck
Female comes to help
Both trying to drown the Sambar in water
Male holding the Sambar kill while female walks out
Still holding the fawn
Fawn in the water and male Jackal watching
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Expressions : II
strange jackals meet each other, most of the behavior expresses subordination, superiority, or eagerness to attack.
Submissive behavior shown by the defeated male
BREEDING & YOUNG ONES
Jackal pups come out of the den only after 2 weeks of birth, thats when weaning begins and external foods are bought to den by parents.
Male and female members of a golden jackal pair have important roles in maintaining their territory and in raising the young.
The basic social unit of the golden jackal is a mated pair or a mated pair and its young. Young males breed only after age of two, older litter often stays back near parents and they may form a family unit.
Food is transported from site to the den in their stomachs for later regurgitation to pups or lactating mothers
A male trying to keeps the crows away from a dead camel
Although they are opportunistic foragers their diet can vary due to season and habitat
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Road Kill : III
BUT IN THE END IT WILL
'Make his own road'
Jackal in Kuno forest - using ruins of the relocated villages
1. Foxes, Wolves & Wild Dogs of the world - David Alderton
2. Foraging & Habitat Use By Golden Jackals in the Bhal Region, Gujarat, India Ambika Aiyadurai WII document Conservation of Indian Wolf
3. Golden Jackal (2004) YV Jhala and P D Moehlman