First record of a golden jackal (Canis aureus) in the Savinja Valley (Northern Slovenia)

Authors

  • Miha Krofel Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Večna pot 111, SI-1001 Ljubljana
  • Hubert Potočnik Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Večna pot 111, SI-1001 Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.10.1.57-62

Keywords:

carnivores, canids, Canidae, golden jackal, Canis aureus, Slovenia

Abstract

The article presents the record of an adult female golden jackal (Canis aureus) accidentally shot in 2005 near Gornji Grad in the Upper Savinja Valley, Northern Slovenia (UTM VM82, 980 m a.s.l.). Although this individual was most likely a vagrant, it indicates that golden jackals may soon, or perhaps already have, established permanent territories in Slovenia. Further studies are necessary to determine the status and distribution of this protected species in Slovenia, as well as public awareness actions, especially among hunters, in order to avoid additional accidents at hunting.

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30.06.2008

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Krofel, M., & Potočnik, H. (2008). First record of a golden jackal (Canis aureus) in the Savinja Valley (Northern Slovenia). Natura Sloveniae, 10(1), 57-62. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.10.1.57-62

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