Side-striped Jackal in Swahili: mbweha (Canis adustus)

Shoulder height: 35 – 50 cm; weight: 8 – 12 kg. More cyptic in colour than the otherwise very similar black-backed jackal, this species has an indistinct pale vertical stripe on each side flank and a white-tipped tail. Nowhere very common, it is distributed throughout Tanzania, often favourting miombo woodland, but most likely to be seen in the southern reserves.

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