Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Caracal


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Caracal caracal
PROFILE:

Caracals are solitary animals, except for the duration of mating and rearing of kittens. Even though they are terrestrial, they are excellent climbers. Like other felids, they have well-developed senses of sight and hearing. Strictly carnivores, they are able to detect small prey by sound alone! You can spot our caracals along the Monorail Safari in the Wilds of Africa!

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Carnivore, Feline (cats)
NATIVE TO:
Africa, central Asia, and southwestern Asia
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 20 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary, except for the duration of mating and rearing of kittens.
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