There are many species of wild animals belonging to the feline family. Some representatives are known for their beauty, and therefore can be exterminated by people who want to get beautiful fur. Caracal is one of the most beautiful species of wild animals belonging to the feline family.
A few years ago, a caracal was called one of the species of lynx, which has a gray-yellow coat. But research in recent years makes it possible to single out this beast in a separate row. Scientists made such conclusions due to some genetic characteristics. Although in appearance the caracal strongly resembles a lynx.
The main distinguishing feature of the animal is the tassels at the ends of the ears up to five centimeters long. Translated from the Türkic, the word caracal means “black ear”. The caracal has both tassels and ears on the back of a black color.
Caracal is a born hunter. He has excellent abilities for this. He does his craft at night. This predatory feline is a fairly solitary creature. The objects for hunting the animal include monkeys, birds, rodents, lizards, newborn antelopes.
Male caracals "get acquainted" with the opposite sex exclusively during the mating season. They take care of the female for 10-11 weeks, then the female gives birth to offspring, which she hides in the cave for about ten days.
Caracals are prized for their fur. Therefore, they are often hunted. Also, animals are exterminated, as they kill poultry and livestock.