Caracal

Caracal image. Looking like a bobcat, the Caracal is the heaviest of the small African cats. It has long legs, with hindquarters higher than forequarters, long, tufted ears and a tawny to rufous coat with dark marks on cheeks and brows, the under parts being whitish with fainted spots. Preferring arid bush, it ventures into open grassland at night, feeding on game its own size, e.g. impalas, kudu calves and ostrich. Caracals are solitary and keep defended territories.

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