The Black-backed Jackal is a slender, medium-sized predator and a master of adaptation to various habitats. They have a similar body structure to small wolves, with narrow heads, pointed snouts, and dense, short-haired fur. Jackals vary in color, but they are typically grayish-brown or yellowish, with lighter sides and a darker dorsal stripe. They are excellent hunters and scavengers, feeding on small mammals, birds, insects, fruits, and carrion. Jackals are territorial and live in pairs or small groups.