- A resting black backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)
Black-backed jackals are small, fox-like canids and are the smallest of the three species called jackal. They measure 30–48 cm (12–19 in) in shoulder height and 60–90 cm (24–35 in) in length. They are omnivores, and feed on invertebrates, such as beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, termites, millipedes, spiders and scorpions.
From Namibia Animals