Caracal - adept bird catcher

CaracalThe caracal (Caracal caracal) is most famous for his skill in the catching of birds, sometimes more than one in one jump! They resemble lynxes, but are more related to servals. They are named after the Turkish "karakulak", which means "black ear". Their range is from Africa to Asia. "Caracals are almost impossible to see in the wild, not because there are very few of them, but because they hide extremely well. Game drives in countries such as Kenya and Botswana widely encounter other animals, but a sighting of a caracal is extremely rare. ( source ) "

Keywords: black

Which zoos have them?
Brookfield Zoo (United States) and Smithsonian National Zoological Park (United States)

The African caracal, asian caracal, caracal, desert lynx is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the

Adult weight : 16 kg (35.2 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 20 years

Female maturity :456 days

Male maturity : 456 days

Gestation : 74 days

Weaning : 122 days

Litter size : 3

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.165 kg (0.363 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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