[botswanapredatorforum] Re: caracal and black backed jackal numbers

  • From: Plr <petelr.mnr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "botswanapredatorforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <botswanapredatorforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 09:12:18 +0200

Hi Lorraine

We have a large jackal population in the Northern Tuli but have never done a 
count. We used to see the odd caracal about 15 years ago but haven't seen one 
since so looks to me like they have all but disappeared from our area. Habitat 
change ? And very abundant leopard population ? 


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On Feb 23, 2012, at 15:30, "Lorraine Boast" <lboast@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Would anyone have rough estimates of caracal and black backed jackal numbers 
> in Botswana. Are there any official figures?
> Thanks
> Lorraine
> Lorraine Boast
> PhD student
> Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town
> +255 (0) 773833237

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