|The Golden Jackal is generally 70–105 centimeters in length. Its average weight is 7–15 kilograms with males tending to be heavier than the females.
The Golden Jackal is an opportunistic feeder with a diet which consists of 54% animal food and 46% plant food. It is a very capable hunter of small to medium sized prey such as rabbits, rodents, birds, insects, fish and monkeys. The golden jackal is also a great scavenger.