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; Satchi Miller; Dave & Donna Lock
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