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Which wild dog was on an Egyptian canopic jar from the New Kingdom?





Here are some clues:


1. This dog is found in Africa and Southern Asia.

2. It hunts small mammals, birds, and reptiles.

3. It is most active at dawn or dusk.

4. It can maintain speeds of 9.9 mph for extended periods of time.

5. It normally hunts alone or in pairs












Answer: The Jackal, which since 2015 has been identified as an ancient African wolf.


Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar

https://news.mongabay.com/2011/01/egyptian-jackal-is-actually-ancient-wolf/

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