The Caracal is a med-sized wild cat @ long, native to Africa, Asia into India. AKA ‘desert lynx’ tho it’s not a member of the lynx family. It’s most closely related to the African golden cat; likely diverged from serval lineage w/in the last 5 my.
The Caracal (aka desert lynx) is a wild cat widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and SW Asia into India. The felid is considered threatened in north Africa, and rare in the central Asian republics and India.
The caracal, also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia into India. The word caracal is derived from the Turkish words "kara kulak," which means "black ear.