This nocturnal jackal species with strong instincts likes to live alone but is also occasionally seen in packs of six or more jackals. The mating pairs are faithful to each other and loving towards their litter. Mother regurgitates the food for a couple of hours so that the young can enjoy a haste-free meal. The opportunistic eating (eating whatever’s available) behavior helps this species to thrive in areas with little food availability; however, their favorite food type is always meat.
Unusual vocalization behavior that is unique for each family is observed in this species. Interestingly, eavesdropping won’t help a side-striped to gather gossip from a nearby family. Moreover, they show more resemblance with wolves as compared to other jackals.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No