Jackals are one of the most underrated animals in the bush. They are known for being highly vocal animals, usually communicating in the early evening. Once one call starts all the responses come in at once, creating a chorus-like song. But jackals are also known for trailing other predators and yapping while doing so, thus giving away the predators’ position – and generally irritating the predator. Their breeding habits are also very interesting. They are monogamous i.e. they bond with a single partner for life. Once they have a litter and the puppies reach sexual maturity these offspring will suppress their drive to breed and help raise the next litter with their parents. This allows for a much higher success rate in raising young to adulthood. All in all, jackals, though small and relatively insignificant, play a big part in the natural environment.