Increased sightings of jackals in south Moravia

The number of sightings of the common jackal in the protected landscape of Pálava in south Moravia has recently increased, the Czech News Agency has reported.  According to local zoologists, it is not clear how many jackals have settled in the area.

The common jackal has also found its way into other places in Czechia, with a stable population recorded in the former military area in Milovice in central Bohemia.

The wolf-like canines are migrating to Czechia from their original habitat in Turkey and the Balkans as a result of the warming climate. The first piece of evidence proving the existence of jackals in the country was taken in 2015 by a camera trap just 40 kilometres out of Prague.

Author: Ruth Fraňková