Animal Species

Caracal
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Caracals have 20 different muscles in their ears and tufts of fur to help them detect prey.

Sponsors
Marshall, Theresa, and Marisa Fryer, Carolynn Masters
Habitat
Woodland and Savannah regions of Africa and Asia
Size
16-20 inches tall, 3 feet long, and a 7-13 inch tail
Weight
35-40 pounds
Lifespan
Around 12-17 years
Diet
mammals and birds
Reproduction
1-6 kittens are born after a 78-81 day gestation period
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Habitat destruction, poaching by farmers, road kills and herd dogs