This cat gets its name from the Turkish word “karakalak” which means “black ear” (1/30)

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Caracal caracal, also known as the Desert Mountain Cat or Persian Lynx, is a short-tailed cat (with Felidae) found in the hills, deserts and plains of Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southwest Asia. This cat gets its name from the Turkish word “karakalak” which means “black ear”. Caracal is a smooth single-shot cat with a reddish-brown coat and long black hair bundles on the edges of its pointed ears. The legs are long and the tail is short, the shoulder height is 40-45 cm (16-18 inches), and the length is 66-76 cm (about 26-30 inches), except for the tail 20-25 cm (7.9-9.8 inches). Caracal is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) as the least feared species in the world, but is threatened or endangered in North Africa, Turkey, Central Asia and India.

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“The caracal is the most magnificent cat, yet the world has neglected them” (2/30)