A black-backed jackal in the Serengeti

Jackals(scientific name Canis species) are antagonistic characters in The Lion King television shows.


Jackals are small canids with a variety of coat colors depending on the species, often shades of tawny and gold with gray mixed in. The jackals featured in The Lion Guard are black-backed jackals with light tawny-brown fur, bushy tails, large ears, and black backs, all of which are traits possessed by black-backed jackals in the real world. A jackal that appeared in The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa had brown fur, black stripes down his back, and a creamy white chest.


Jackals are omnivores and scavengers that are related to coyotes and wolves. Some are solitary, some live in pairs, and others live in packs composed of a monogamous pair and their young. Jackals mark their territory with feces and urine. Black-backed jackals can be aggressive and will take on predators much larger than themselves.

Fanon Jackals on the Wiki

All fanon jackals on the wiki can be found here.

Appearances in Fanfictions

A list of fanfictions in which jackals appear that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes jackals, add it to this list.


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