The Black-Backed Jackal is a predatory mammal found in parts of Africa and Asia.
They are the smallest of the jackal species, and have a black back, white underparts, and a reddish brown head.
Black-Backed Jackals are opportunistic hunters, and will feed on small prey such as rodents, insects, or reptiles, but will also take larger prey if the opportunity arises.
They are considered to be a keystone species due to their role in keeping ecosystems healthy by preying on sick or weak animals.
Black-Backed Jackals are highly adaptable animals, and can live in both desert and forest habitats.
They are also known to travel long distances in search of food. While they are not currently considered to be at risk of extinction, they are considered to be a vulnerable species due to their declining populations.