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Black-backed Jackals in Etosha NP, Namibia

Black-backed Jackal. lying in shade

Canis mesomelas

Like Greater Kudus, Black-backed Jackals seem much less likely to run away with the approach of a vehicle than they do in East Africa.
They even wander through the rest camps, but there are notices around the camp warning that they are a main source of rabies.
The nominate race of Black-backed Jackals found in Southern Africa (C.m.mesomalas) are a different sub-species to those found in East Africa (C.m.schmidti) Jackal yawning
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