#CareforWild would like to introduce M.J!
This side-striped jackal pup was brought to us at only a week old after being found abandoned. With her eyes barely opened and her ears still firmly shut, she weighed a mere 273 grams. Now coming up to four weeks old, she is thriving and weighs a whopping 464 grams! She is beginning to play with her carers, and is taken outside everyday for exercise. She is sometimes still unsure about being outside for her daily playtime, but finds reassurance in her surrogate mother, CFW staff member Rhona.
Side-striped jackals can be distinguished by their white stripes along their sides, as well as a white tip at the end of their tail. They are a less carnivorous species of jackal, with fruit making up to 30% of their diet. They are also one of the few mammal species that mate for life!
Until she can be released into the wild to find a life-long mate of her own, the Care for Wild team will continue to love and care for her. 💚
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