Video recorded by Urmas Lett, www.eenet.ee
Estonian text posted 29.11.2017
Jackal; Golden jackal Šaakal or harilik šaakal Canis aureus
A new animal in Estonian nature but where they are permanent residents their collective life mode and smartness is acknowledged despite the significant damage that they cause in the environment.
All our wild animals look out for their safety. But shunning delicacies within easy reach – who behave comparably except wolves (half a century ago poisoning of predators was quite common). Can animals actually carry this knowledge with them in their genetic code?
Animals move in our nature that we still do not know well and we cannot predict their behaviour and habits in the new environment.
Every piece of new knowledge will be useful in setting up this general view.