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Order Carnivora

Family Canidae

Scientific Name

Canis mesomelas

Thumbnail Description

The hairs of the tail are the longest, measuring 70 mm in length

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 67.3–81.2 cm (26.5–32.0 in)

WEIGHT: 6–13 kg (13–29 lb)

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 38–48 cm (15–19 in)

Habitat

Farmlands, savannas, open savanna mosaics, alpine areas

Distribution

Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia)

Diet

Beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, termites, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, mammals, rodents, hares, young antelopes, carrion, lizards, snakes, marine mammals, seals, fish, adult impala, dik-dik, Thomson’s gazelles, duiker, reedbuck, steenbok

Reproduction

1 – 9

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

7 years

Baby Name

Pups

Speed

Unknown

Predators

African golden wolves, ratels, spotted hyenas, brown hyenas, leopards, caracals, African wild dogs, martial eagles

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Solitary, groups of 7 individuals

Conservation Status

Least Concern

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