Black-backed Jackal

distribution of Black-backed jackal
Names, conservation status and distribution
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Samburu National Reserve
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park

Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya
Buffalo Springs National Reserve
mum jackal cleaning cub
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park

Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nairobi National Park

Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Nakuru National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher, jackal Vs eagle
Samburu National Reserve
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya
Nairobi National Park
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Lolldaiga Hills Conservancy
Black-backed jackal, Kenya, chacal à chabraque, chacal de lomo negro, wildlife of kenya, carnivore of kenya, Nicolas Urlacher
Lolldaiga Hills Conservancy

Fossil deposits have revealed that the black-backed jackal is one of the oldest known dog species. it has remained pretty much unchanged since the Pleistocene epoch, up to 2.5 million years ago. This species forms monogamous, life-long pair bonds. What's more, yougsters, from one year's litter often act as "helpers", suppressing their own breeding ambitions and remaining with their parents for a year or more in order to help them raise the next litter. this habit is known to have a greater bearing on pup survival rates in black-backed jackals, than in other jackal species.