This video captures the making of Sonny’s indoor mural titled, ” The Jackals Hour”, which honours these cunning and resourceful animals. The golden jackal has gone from being a common species to being threatened with extinction in only a few years.

This massive shift is mostly to do with threats to the golden jackal’s natural habitat, as their territories have shrunk significantly,along with their food resources. This is mainly due to increased agriculture, the destruction of small wetlands and the expansion of settlements in coastal areas. Jackals are also faced with frequent and devastating wildfires, hunting, and the use of poisoned bates.

Without proper conservation measures, this unique species may soon be faced with extinction.