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Caracal

Caracal
Caracal caracal / Caracal

Caracal
Habitat
Dry forests, savannahs, steppes and semi-deserts
Continent
Africa
Food
Small mammals, birds, but also small ungulates
Gestation/breeding period
70 - 80 days
Mode of life
Solitary
Class
Mammals
Order
Carnivora

Key facts

~ 1 m
size

~ 18 kg
weight

~ 20 years
age

How endangered are Caracals?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Caracal
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

Dresden Zoo was the first zoo in the world to raise caracals in 1937.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times

Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
11:00 am
feeding without commentary
Young Caracal

Caracal on the zoo tour

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