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Scientific name: Caracal caracal

Country / Place of origin: Asia and Africa

History: The Caracal is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat ranging over Western Asia and Africa. There are 9 recognized Caracal subspecies. The conservation status of the Caracal is listed as Appendix II in CITES (species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled), and of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Caracals are sometimes kept as pets and can easily adapt to a human environment. Keeping a Caracal typically requires a license, and is recommended only for individuals who have experience with keeping wild cats.

Owners say:
beautiful cat, expert
big problem, meal time, warning, enclosure
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I don't recommend that these cats be kept by anyone b...
Review by: thomasbyers (104) April 09, 2013 11:06
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