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Caracal
(Caracal caracal)
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Taxonomy
 
Location
 
 
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Caracal
Species:  caracal
IUCN Status:
Least Concern
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Located

    The Caracal is located in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula
    and some parts of India.

Diet

    Caracal will eat birds and mammals such as rodents,
    antelope and gazelle.

Habitat

    The Caracal can be found in dry scrub, dry woodlands
    and semi-deserts of Africa and Western Asia.

Size

    Approximate weight of a caracal:
    20 - 40 lbs.
    Approximate height of a caracal:.
    3+ ft. from head to tail.  Height is 1 - 1.5 ft.

Reproduction

    A female caracal's pregnancy period ranges from
    approximately 70 - 80 days.  The litter size is usually 2 -
    5 kittens.

Notes

    Caracals bear a strong resemblance to the lynx with
    black tufts of fur that point out from the ears.  They may
    not be related, however.