Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Sinai, Arabian Peninsula, and almost all of Africa south of the Sahara
The hair is short, rather coarse and is of a brownish gray color. The flanks are somewhat lighter in color and the underparts are creamy. A dorsal gland is surrounded by bright yellow to dark brown hair (least conspicuous in this subspecies). Body length ranges from 18-22 inches and their weight ranges from 4-11 lbs. Males and females look alike.