Southern Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas ssp. mesomelas)

A family of southern black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas ssp. mesomelas) in a wonderful moment where two siblings were close together as they were investigating my presence.

Their mother was staying a bit out of sight as she had an injury in one of her legs.

This meant that these two youngsters were left to their own devices and to find out what I had on offer and to put into practice what their now injured mother had taught them.

This mother had over time been able to charm visitors that in turn lead to handouts, and thus over time she had made this her own land, and in doing so had to fight for her very lucrative food source and won – albeit injured.

Southern Black-backed Jackal Lupulella (mesomelas ssp. mesomelas)
A closer look reveals ticks around the eyes – they are such nuisance!

Elevation: 13 meters

Last updated on 21 June 2024