Caracals
BEHAVIOR

Caracals are solitary cats. Female caracals will take care of their kittens until they are around a year old and then the kittens leave to find their own territories. In Africa, Caracals are known as “Little Lions” for their fierce attitudes and aggressive nature.

COLOR PATTERN
  • Reddish-brown, tawny colored fur
  • Black ears with long tufts of hair at the tips
  • White bellies

WHERE WE LIVE

Caracals live in Africa and the Middle East in a variety of habitats including woodlands, savannas, and semi-deserts. They live in mostly arid habitats with some rainfall and cover. A caracal will typically remain in its territory its entire life; females have smaller habitats than male caracals.

WEIGHT
Caracal
9-42 pounds

 

House Cat
12 pounds
LENGTH
Caracal
23-36 inches long

 

A Man’s Stride
3 feet long
 
Bonus
Caracal
Caracals can jump 10 feet up in the air

 

 

Basketball Hoop
10 feet tall
WHAT WE EAT

OBLIGATE CARNIVORE

  • Birds
  • Snakes
  • Sheep
  • Small Antelopes

    Caracals are excellent bird catchers and can swat one out of the air as it flies by.

 

THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Caracals are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and urbanization.
  • Retaliatory Killings
    Farmers hunt caracals when they take their livestock.

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