Investigation of the diet, activity pattern and habitat use by golden jackals and silver-backed jackals in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania’

Steven Temu

The main objective of this study is to enhance the understanding of the diet, activity pattern and habitat use of the golden and silver-backed jackal in the Serengeti Ecosystem. The research is focused on both diurnal and nocturnal behaviour of jackals in both the dry and wet seasons. The project is expected to provide new and detailed information on diet, activity pattern and habitat use by these two jackal species which is important information for long-term monitoring and conservation of the jackal populations in the southern portion of the Serengeti ecosystem. This research project is part of Steven Temu’s PhD study registered at the University of Dar es Salaam and supervised by Dr. Patricia Moehlman, Dr. Marion East and Dr. Cuthbert Nahonyo.