Meet the Caracals Do you love cats? If the answer is yes, you are going to fall in love with this cat species, Caracals, that are likely to be the cutest cat species ever! If the answer is no, these cats will change it and you& start liking cats!
The Caracal (aka desert lynx) is a wild cat widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and SW Asia into India. The felid is considered threatened in north Africa, and rare in the central Asian republics and India.
The Oregon Zoo’s two new Caracal kittens are now 6 weeks old, and they have just begun to explore their outdoor habitat in the zoo’s Predators of the Serengeti area. Peggy and her kittens will have outdoor access from
Caracal (kitten)-classified as a small cat, but, is the heaviest of small cats, also the quickest. It's nearly as fast as the serval. It has spectacular bird hunting skills- able to snatch a bird in flight, sometimes more than one at a time.
The name caracal comes from the Turkish word ‘karakalak’ which means ‘a black ear.’ It is a medium-sized animal native to the deserts and savannahs of Africa, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and the Caspian Sea coast.