Golden jackals consume 54% animal food and 46% plant food. They are opportunistic foragers with a very varied diet, which consists of young gazelles, rodents, (especially during winter), hares, ground birds and their eggs, reptiles, frogs, fish, insects and fruit. They take carrion on occasion.
Animal Foods: birds; mammals; amphibians; reptiles; fish; eggs; carrion ; insects
Plant Foods: fruit
Primary Diet: omnivore