Jackal camera news

VIDEOS: Behaviour of jackals in trail camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 04.12.2018 - 00:50

Videos from trail camera by Aureus, LK forum

English translation  Liis

Estonian text posted 02.12.2018


Videos recorded in the last days of November, in the same area as the web camera site – where else. In this video we can see that the older individual is unwilling to share the food with the younger animal

Jackal; Golden jackal  Šaakal or harilik šaakal   Canis aureus


The animals often behave depending on their momentary mood and temper.

VIDEO: Jackals in winter fur

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 26.11.2018 - 10:15

Video recorded by Urmas Lettwww.eenet.ee
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 21.11.2018



Jackal, Golden jackal      Šaakal or harilik šaakal      Canis aureus

If the jackals still appeared to be rather skinny in early November then in this video from November 20  they look well fed and quite round  in their fresh winter furs.

Despite the temptation the cautious creatures keep away from the bait: the genetic memory of the species holds memories of how they were destroyed by poisons added to the bait in their established habitats.

All is well with the jackals in the web camera

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Wed, 14.11.2018 - 17:07

Text and images Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 12.11.2018

The choice of location for the jackal camera has really been successful. Not a single day has passed as yet without jackals in camera view. It seems that the camera is at a path of the jackals that they patrol several times a day. As soon as the jackals disappear out of sight the foxes are there and the other way about; so they alternate in the darkness. Small morsels behind the rock attracts them and makes them stay around a little longer here. 

Jackals busy in camera view

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 06.11.2018 - 16:08

Videos recorded by Urmas Lettwww.eenet.ee and Fleur, LK forum

 English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 05.11.2018


Cautious animal on Friday night



Jackal, Golden jackal     Šaakal or harilik šaakal          Canis aureus

A comparatively new animal in our nature: only in 2011 they were thought to exist in Estonia and in 2012 the first animal was shot in the Matsalu area.

In their traditional habitats their social living and cleverness is valued  despite the fact that they clearly cause damage in the surrounding nature.

Jackal camera started transmission

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sat, 03.11.2018 - 20:39

Transmission courtesy of Elisa and EENet
Introduction Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee

English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 03.11.2018

Since the beginning of November last year until April this year it was for the first time possible to observe jackals and other creatures coming in camera view through a web camera on the Metsküla shore in West Estonia. In addition to the jackals, surprising guests were a female lynx with two whelps, a solitary wolf - a species earlier not noted in this area, a red deer male and the sea ice boomed nicely once …

Jackal camera finished transmission – a summary

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 13.04.2018 - 14:22

Text written and photos and videos selected by  Tiit Huntwww.rmk.ee

Translation Liis


Estonian text posted 11.04.2018


Last year in the autumn we installed the web Camera at the Metsküla shore, in a site from where at about five kilometres distance in 2013 the first evidence came to prove the presence of the golden jackal   (Canis aureus) in Estonia.

Now we will leave the jackals on their own in Metsküla and bring to mind who has been seen and heard in camera view during the five months. 

Already in the evening at the installation of the camera the ringing howl  of two jackals sounded from the beach. The jackals here also howl at propeller-driven airplanes and the evening plane between Kuressaare and Tallinn almost always made the animals howl .



VIDEOS: Life on the shore of the freezing Matsalu bay

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 25.01.2018 - 23:41

Videos recorded by  Fleur, LK forum
Translation Liis

Estonian text posted 15.01.2018



Goshawk         Kanakull       Accipter gentilis



The shallow MatsaluBay with a water salinity near zero is freezing,  only a few openings are visible because the surface water already is at a couple of degrees minus. We will see how the view has changed tomorrow; strong winds from south are forecast. The mute swans moved away from the forming ice, out of the Matsalu bay.

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