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Urist likes jackals for their resourceful nature.

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Jackal - Jackal man - Giant jackal

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 50

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 1,500 cm3
Mid: 7,500 cm3
Max: 15,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-15
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×2)

Food items

Meat 7-11
Fat 7-11
Brain 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Tripe 1

Raw materials

Bones 6-10
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small wolf-like scavenger. Normally found in pairs, jackals can form packs when they find a body.

Jackals are very rare animals found in a number of tropical biomes, where they appear in groups of anywhere between 1-5 individuals. While carnivorous, jackals are half the weight of the average dog and should only be a threat to your smallest domestic animals. They possess thick fur which provides them with increased insulation compared to most other animals. A newborn jackal is called a pup.

Jackals can be captured in cage traps and trained into low-value exotic pets. Their small size means they provide little returns when butchered, which combined with their rarity makes them poor targets for a meat industry. However, products made from jackal parts are worth twice more than those made from common animals.

Some dwarves like jackals for their resourceful nature.

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Some jackals have been seen standing on their hind legs and wielding *Ademantine* shields. Unfortunately, the only way to kill said jackals, is by shooting their hands with a very "futuristic" crossbow.

"Jackal" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: soshosh
Elven: apufi
Goblin: em
Human: baktur
Admired for its resourceful nature.