(Latin = Felis caracal, Afrikaans = Rooikat, German = Karakal)
Numbers: Fairly high Weight: 8 - 20kg (18 - 44 lb.) Shoulder height: 40 - 45 cm (16 / 18 in.) Pregnancy time : 65 + days Cub quantity: Up to 5
Found everywhere in South Africa, except in the most northern coastal area of the Atlantic Ocean (in the North Cape Province) and the most northern coastalarea of the Indian Ocean (in the KwaZulu-Natal Province). It is also not found in the eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.
The Caracal isn't a big cat but looks can be deceiving, for this little cat have been reported killing a full grown impala! Of course that isn't his usual behavior. But hunting dogs of twice the size of the caracal have met their end when trying to take it on in a direct fight. His lightning claws are used to overpowered his prey. He shares with the leopard the art of ambush and stalk. His characteristic ears, with it's long antenna-like patch of black hair growing from the back ear upwards, identifies him strongly as a very beautiful and unique creature. The caracal isn't usually found in the same surroundings as the bigger cats or hyena. In some areas the caracal is named in the same league as the jackal as a sheep and goat killing pestilence, but it is pretty satisfied with a diet of monkeys, large birds, snakes or, naturally, defenseless fawns of antelopes or young baboons. It sometimes change a diet of fauna for a more floral one like wild fruit.
Office Phone +27 82 529 5997 | Mobile Phone +27 82 552 7269 or +27 83 823 9846 | Alt Mobile Phone + 27 82 855 9470 (Jo-anne) PO Box 541, Lephalale, 0555, Limpopo Province, South Africa CC Reg # 1997/017658/23
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2019 Show Dates
Safari Club International Reno 9-12 January Booth 4516 Dallas Safari Club 17-20 January Booth 2645 PBS Cocktail Function - San Antonio Date T.B.A Greater Atlanta Chapter of SCI 26 January DSC South TX Chapter 31 January Austin Chapter of SCI 2 February Kansas City Chapter of SCI 8-10 February Alamo Chapter 16 February Central Texas Wildlife Legacy 20 February Cinegetica Madrid Spain 21-24 March - Booth T.B.A
*Several other smaller functions and fundraisers will be held throughout our USA, Mexico & Europe trips.