Size: Head and body 3.3-6.3 feet (100-190cm); tail length 2.3-3.1 feet (70-95cm)
Weight: 66-155 pounds (30-70kg)
Distribution: Africa Sourth of the Sahara, and South Asia; N. Africa, Arabia, far East
Habitat: From tropical rain forest to arid savanna; from cold mountains almost to urban suburbs.
Diet: Wide-ranging; includes gazelles, antelope, goats, wild pigs, domestic livestock, monkeys, dogs, and bat-eared foxes
Reproduction: After a gestation period of 13-15 weeks, female gives birth to 1-6 cubs
Longevity: Up to 12 years (20 in captivity)
Population: Estimated at below 10,000