Monday, 10 May 2010

Wildlife: Golden Jackal

Golden Jackal Canis aureus is fairly hard to see, being mostly nocturnal, shy and wary of man. But it is actually not uncommon in the Middle East, North Africa and even in SE Europe, in the Balkan countries, from where it is spreading northwards and eastwards into Italy and Central Europe. It is smaller and more slender than its relative the Wolf and tends to live in less forested, dry areas. This great photo by Mladen Vasilev was taken in Bulgaria.

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