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Caracal lynx

Africa·Mammal

Caracals are not only the fastest cats of their size, but also are excellent at climbing and leaping. They have been known to jump up to 6 feet straight in the air to hook a bird, pulling it into its mouth with one smooth swipe. Caracals use their distinctive ears to communicate. When two meet, they begin to make strong ear movements. A simple flick of the tufts appears to be a threat, while flattened ears seem to show nervousness.

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  • Caracal lynx
  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Native habitat Savanna, dry forests of Asia and Africa
  • DietBirds, lizards, small mammals
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