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Caracal
Caracal
Caracal at the Toronto Zoo, Canada
Information
Common Name Desert Lynx
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Felidae
Genus Caracal
Species Caracal caracal
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern
The Caracal (Caracal caracal), also known as the Desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia into India. In 2002 the IUCN listed the caracal as Least Concern as it is widespread and relatively common. The felid is considered threatened in north Africa, and rare in the central Asian republics and India.

Appearance

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Behavior

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Diet

The caracal feeds on rats, mice and antelope. Its favorite food are rats

Lifespan

The caracal usually lives up to 12-15 years.

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