Here’s another animal video from our Addo trip. This one is of the Black-Backed Jackal.
The first day we saw him, he was hunting something small – I presume a Spring Hare or something similar. He caught it and was able to have a good meal.
On the second day we saw the Jackal he had obviously disturbed some Meerkats. Their sentries started popping up and keeping a close eye on him. At one stage I counted five Meerkats in different locations watching him very carefully.
Below is the Video I took of the Black-Backed Jackal at Addo Elephant Park:
See more Addo Animal Videos here.
The Black-backed Jackal is quite widely spread throughout the Southern and Eastern parts of the African continent. They usually live in dens created by other animals and are monogamous.
They are omnivores and feed on beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, termites, spiders and other invertebrates. They will also feed on small mammals, such as hares, rodents and even some young, small buck.