Aardwolves have aggressive territorial disputes and frequently chase jackals from their breeding dens.

It is most likely a result of aggressive territorial disputes that aardwolves have retained disproportionately strong jaws and skull. The zygomatic arches are broad and heavily built, suggesting well-developed masseter muscles and a powerful jaw action.

Sources: (Ewer, 1973; Koehler & Richardson, 1990; Richardson, 1985; Richardson, 1987a; Richardson & Coetzee, 1988; Skinner & Smithers, 1990)
Image: Neil McIntosh



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