Caracal, also known as the "Desert Lynx" inhabits many regions, but is
found mainly in North Africa and South West Asia. The caracal is widely
distributed throughout this region and is absent only in the true desert. It
is common in the humid forest zone of the
Northern coastal regions, and
is also found in the Saharan mountain region. Their diets consist mainly
of small mammals and birds, but they have been known to attack larger
prey. They are mainly nocturnal and prefer to hunt at night and sleep in
the dense vegetation cover of rock crevices.
The Caracal's coloring can vary depending on the area it comes from.
They can be tan or ruddy color to a gray type coat found on those that
inhabit various parts of Israel. They have extremely long ear tufts and
stiff hair between their toes similar to that of desert dwelling cats.