Scientific Name of Golden Jackal
Features and Facts of Golden Jackal
- Length: 60 - 110 cm
- Weight: 7 - 15 Kgs
- Colour: Pale Yellow/Gold/Pale Brown
- Status: Vulnerable
Conservation of Golden Jackal
The population of Golden Jackal is declining due to extensive hunting for fur, rapid industrialization, intensive agriculture and loss of habitat. It is estimated that there are less than 10,000 Golden jackals all over the world. Its size is further reducing due to the intervention of human and is in the dangers of extinction. India has taken active measures to protect the life of this endangered species through Wildlife Protection Act (1972). The hunting and trade of this species is also banned by law.