Animals, Animals, Wild Cats

Caracal

The caracal is a medium-sized cat that lives in woodlands and savannas in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. They are carnivores which are nocturnal (hunting at night) and solitary.

The word comes from the Turkish karakulak, meaning black ear. Each ear is controlled by about 20 muscles, helping a caracal zero in on the location of a prey animal.

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