Golden Jackal picture taken in Tibet
A Chinese expedition team has been able to capture clear images of what observers believe is a Golden Jackal. The Golden Jackal is a fox-like animal thought to be living in the southern Himalayan Mountain Range in the south of Tibet, reports thepaper.cn.
A photo of a possible Golden Jackal (Canis Aureus) in the southern foothills of the Himalayas, Tibet, July 7, 2018. [Photo: provided by TBIC]
Photos were taken in a meadow 3,500 meters above sea level in the south foothills of the Himalayas.
Researchers say the animal disappeared so swiftly that they had no time to shoot videos.
Li Sheng, doctoral supervisor from School of Life Sciences at Peking University, says he believes the picture taken is - in fact - a Golden Jackal.
If confirmed, this will be the first documented photo of a Golden Jackal in China.
The Golden Jackal is found in North Africa, the Middle East and south Asia.
It's also believed to be found on the China-Indian border, as well as certain regions of Nepal.