Posted on November 5, 2008

Competition around a carcass is fierce.

My guests and I watched 2 black-backed jackals this morning competing with about 10 vultures over the remains of a 3 week old elephant carcass.

The jackal first had to fight of another jackal and as the weaker animal retreated he got stuck into the carcass. The vultures made his life difficult and in the end he moved away with a big chunk of dried meat.

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