Saturday, January 28, 2017

Indian Jackal at Gir

In Gir Sanctuary went for Safari in an open jeep and we could see some birds flying around. We spotted few Indian Jackal in the forest under the tree during the open Jeep safari in the forest.



It is small to medium-sized animal with fur that is a mixture of black and white. Black hairs predominate on the middle of the back and tail. The belly, chest and the sides of the legs are white.



They are mostly seen in lowlands on the outskirts of towns, villages and farms, where they shelter in holes among ruins or dense bush. 



They are opportunistic omnivores, predators of small- to medium-sized animals and proficient scavengers. They feed on rodents, reptiles, fruit and insects. 

17 comments:

dhiru guri said...

Nice captures.

Margaret Adamson said...

great shots. Have a wonderful weekend

Jeevan said...

I think jackals are one of the fastest disappearing animals from forest, and except the wildlife sanctuaries we couldn’t see them anywhere. Wonderful capture

Irma said...

Beautiful series of photos.
Best regards, Irma

sandyland said...

in the wild??

Rajesh said...

Sandyland: Yes, they are in the wild. We spotted them during the Safari.

Blogoratti said...

Stunning shot.

Christine said...

Wonderful photos of these creatures! They have fox like faces!

krishna said...

nice pictures of wild creatures..

GreenComotion said...

Looks like they have a nice camoflague too.
Nice snaps!
Have a Happy Weekend, Rajesh!!
Peace :)

rupam sarma said...

wow great captured

Phil Slade said...

A nice looking aanimal Rajesh. Reminds me of our Red Fox.

Irene said...

Nice captures! Guess they're not easy to spot. Think they blend into the landscape very well.

NatureFootstep said...

a dog-like, friendly looking predator. Well needed in the forest :)

joshidaniel.com said...

That is cool :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

The jackals have that very crafty appearance which attests to their adaptability as hunters and scavengers.

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely captures.