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Black-backed jackal


A wild, canine species (genus Canis) native to Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. Jackals are medium sized mammals with golden, black, or multi-colored fur. The tip of their tail is usually dark. Their short, coarse fur has been used for trimming capes and coats.

Synonyms and Related Terms

chakal (Turk.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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