Life size African Hunting Trophy - Black-backed Jackal
Impressive African Black-backed Jackal taxidermy mount on detailed habitat base. The black-backed jackal is recognized by the mantle of black hair on the back that contrasts with the rust-colored body. Mounted on all fours and alert with a slight turn of the head to the left. Claws are intact. Habitat base is accented with sparse grass.The coat is thick with great coloring in shades of brown and tan. This exquisite mount earns our taxidermy quality rating of "Excellent" due to its expert craftsmanship and attention to detail. Could be displayed on a shelf, mantel, or floor. Will make a great addition to an African trophy room collection.
Scientific Name: Canis mesomelas
Size of display: 34" long x 21" tall x 10" deep.
About the Black-backed Jackal
The black-backed jackal is a canid native to two areas of Africa. One region is the southernmost tip, including South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. The second area is along the eastern coastline which includes Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. The Black-backed Jackal has a slender body, long legs, and large ears. It weighs 13–29 pounds and stands 15–19 inches at the shoulder. Its body length can measure 26.5–32.0 inches. Its base color is reddish brown or tan. A black saddle intermixed with silvery hair runs from the shoulders to the base of the tail. The tail is bushy and has a black tip. The muzzle, throat, chest and inner surface of the limbs are white. In the winter the coat is a deeper reddish brown.
This Black-backed Jackal can be found all through arid coastal deserts, woodland savannahs, and lightly wooded forests. They prefer open habitats but they have been seen on the fringes of built up areas. They are omnivores but the primary component of their diet is insects. They will also feed on rodents, hares, young antelope, carrion, mussels, and snakes. Frequently they eat small bits of grass.