Golden jackals are a slender, medium-sized canine with long legs, a long-pointed muzzle, and a relatively short bushy tail. Their coat is coarse and, as their name suggests, golden or yellowish in colour.
Golden jackals are social animals living in packs that consist of a breeding pair and they’re young that work together to hunt. They are very vocal, and will communicate through barks and growls. They are opportunistic omnivores that have adapted to living alongside human populations, taking advantage of the waste that is produced.
Golden jackals play a key role in the ecosystems, that they inhabit. As omnivores, that will sometimes eat carrion, they provide a wide range of beneficial services such as seed dispersal, pest control, and reduction of disease by eating carrion.