Caracal is a predatory animal of the cat family. For a long time, due to its external similarity, it was attributed to lynxes, but later it was separated into a different genus. At the same time, the caracal has much more in common with the cougar.
In ancient Egypt, caracals were treated as sacred creatures. They were painted on walls and bronze figures, and sculptures in the form of these animals were assigned to guard the tombs of the pharaohs.
Caracals are found mainly in the savannas, deserts and steppes of Africa, as well as in Central Asia and the Middle East. Adult mammals can reach 50 cm in height and travel up to 80 km/h.
Despite their predatory appearance, caracals are easily tamed, and many even keep them as a pet.
An individual grown among people in specialized catteries does not pose a danger to humans, but in some countries, the breeding of these cats is punishable by law.
The beauty of these incredible creatures cannot be taken away. However, in our opinion, it is better to let them be content with the expanses of wild nature than to force them to crowd into houses and apartments.
And it is quite possible to admire the exotic and graceful appearance of caracals in photographs.