Ms. Donna is the alpha of the Jackal Class (Primary Years Three). The jackal is a member of a canine family. It can be found in Africa, the Middle East, India and in the southeastern parts of Europe. Jackals can survive in deserts, savannas, grasslands, marshes, bush-lands, woodlands and mountains. There are three species of jackals: the golden jackal the side-striped jackal and the black-backed jackal. They differ in types of habitat, in size, and in color of their fur, but they all have bushy tails. Jackals are opportunistic feeders, meaning that they will eat whatever is available. Jackals like to eat snakes and other reptiles, smaller gazelles, sheep, insects, fruit, berries and sometimes even grass. Jackals can live a solitary life, work as a couple, or be a part of a large group, called a pack. Jackals are fiercely territorial. They are also very vocal animals and use a wide variety of sounds to communicate. Their most notable sounds include yips, howls, growls and “owl-like hoots.” A siren-like howl is produced when food is located.
Jackal Village, we believe that, like the jackal, you can live in so many places and can survive just about anywhere, especially with the skills you are learning in school! We charge you to relish your adaptability and to enjoy all of the different opportunities that you have. We pledge to remember that sometimes you are quiet, but sometimes you can be very vocal, and that this is important for you to learn, to grow, and to communicate well.