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.
Caracal aka Persian Lynx or African Lynx but not a lynx - more closely related to the serval and African golden cat.
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Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)
‘Caracal small cat’ by Helen Tisbury
The caracal, also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia into India. The word caracal is derived from the Turkish words "kara kulak," which means "black ear.
Important Facts About Caracal Pet You Need To Know
Caracal cats are the result of the African Golden Cat & the Serval crossing at one point in history. It ranges from W & S Asia into Pakistan, Turkey & Africa; is heaviest of all small-medium sz wild cats. Not related to the Lynx.