5 fascinating facts about caracals

These graceful wild cats are not as well-known as lions and tigers, but they definitely deserve to be adored. If you don't know much about these animals, you should take a look at these 5 little-known caracal facts.

There are more wild cat species in the world than you think – enjoy the most adorable pictures of them!

Some quick caracal fun facts:

  • they reach 40-50 cm (16-20 in) at the shoulder;
  • males are a bit larger;
  • they are usually active during nighttime;
  • in Ancient Egypt, they were used for hunting;
  • they live in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and India.

Did you like these caracal fun facts? Do you know any other important facts about these animals? Tell us in the comments!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Doris Dallaire
They’re lovely animals and I especially like their tufted ears! I had never heard of these beautiful cats.
Apr 4, 2021 5:24PM
Shae Deschenes
They are beautiful. Pictures are great, also the info. I sure hope they are not on the endangered species list like so many other animals in the world are.
Jun 13, 2020 5:09PM
I found it really interesting. I saw one in Africa
Mar 29, 2020 12:59AM
Diana Sarnicki
Loved The Information ! Did Not know of Caracals
Mar 28, 2020 10:30PM
They are beautiful. Never heard of them before.
Mar 25, 2020 11:32PM
Chriss Crockford
Not heard of this beautiful animal before, thank you
Mar 25, 2020 6:40PM
Linda Spreng
Another easy way to differentiate between caracal and lynx -- the caracal doesn't have the bushy sideburns that the lynx does.
Mar 25, 2020 1:15PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Beautiful, very interesting info.
Mar 25, 2020 12:34PM
Lynne Cage
Love all cats, small & big 🐾🐾
Mar 25, 2020 3:31AM
Nancy Gardner
Beautiful cat, love those eyes.
Mar 24, 2020 10:12PM
Priscilla DeSpain
Interesting and beautiful
Mar 24, 2020 8:52PM
David Heinz
Interesting. I knew about these cats from reading stories about ancient Egypt.
Mar 24, 2020 7:17PM
Love all wild cats
Mar 24, 2020 6:10PM
Lulu Anne Percival
Absolutely beautiful animals ❤️
Mar 24, 2020 5:51PM
I didn't know this. Great information.
Mar 24, 2020 5:41PM

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