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Wednesday 11 May 2011: At Dusk they Hunt

Part of a large pack of Golden Jackals that live in the reed beds on our camp.

It is extremely rare for them to hunt in packs, they usually hunt on their own or in pairs.

If taken as a pup they can be tamed very easily and will follow their master as a dog would

In Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories collected in The Jungle Book, the character Tabaqui is a jackal despised by the Sioni wolf pack, due to his mock cordiality, scavenging habits and his subservience to Shere Khan. He appears in the beginning of the book, visiting Mowgli's adoptive parents, Mother and Father Wolf, and they are clearly annoyed by his presence, since he announces that Shere Khan the tiger is hunting in their territory. Tabaqui is later killed by one of Mowgli's 'siblings', Grey Brother, who crushes his back.

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