Golden Jackal occurs in Europe (except Spain and Portugal), Russia, Arabian Peninsula, Central and South East Asia. The numbers are currently increasing. The species has taken advantage of the decrease in natural predators to expand its distribution area.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Carnivora – carnivores
■ Family Canidae – canids
■ Species Canis aureus – Golden Jackal