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2011-01-29 08:30:00

Scientists have discovered that the Egyptian jackal, which was previously thought to be a subspecies of the golden jackal, is actually a relative of the grey wolf. Genetic information shows that the species is more closely related to Indian and Himalayan wolves than golden jackals. The researchers said that the renamed "African wolf" was the only grey wolf species found in Africa. They also called for an urgent assessment of its conservation status. There has been a long-running debate over...


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2007-01-21 20:07:57

Appearance The black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) is an African canine with a fox-like appearance. It has tan fur, and a thick stripe of black and silver running down its back. They weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds and are 5.91 to 11.81 in (15 to 30 cm) at the shoulder. Males are usually larger than females. Behavior Black-backed Jackals usually live together in pairs that last for life, but often hunt in packs to catch larger prey such as impala and antelope. They are very...

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2007-01-21 19:59:49

The side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) is a member of the family Canidae, native to central and Southern Africa. Description Side-striped jackal is a grayish brown to tan with a white stripe from the front legs to the hips. It has a dark tail that has a white tip. Side-striped jackal can weigh from 14 to 30 lb. Males tend to be larger than the females. Habitat and diet Side-striped jackals live in the woodland areas along with grassland, bush and marshes. Side-striped jackals...

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2007-01-21 19:57:06

Golden jackals (Canis aureus), also called Asiatic or common jackals are small jackals native to northern and central Africa and southern Asia. Golden jackals live 7 to 9 years in the wild, but have been known to live up 16 years in captivity. Appearance Golden jackals have golden reddish-yellow fur with a white mark on the throat. The color can vary with age, region, season, such as in the winter the coat darkens. Body length is about 27.56 to 33.46 in (70-85 cm). Their height is...

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2007-01-21 19:54:04

The Ethiopian Wolf is also known as the "Abyssinian Wolf", "Red Jackal" or "Fox", "Simen/Simenian/Simian/Simien Fox or Jackal" and "Horse's Jackal" in English. The Ethiopian wolf is one of the most rare and most endangered of all canids. The numerous names reflect previous uncertainty about their taxonomic position, but they are thought to the wolves of the genus Canis rather than the foxes they resemble. Recent molecular evidence even seems to indicate that the Ethiopian Wolf is a...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.