The 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

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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.