Caracal (Caracal caracal)
Caracal Slideshow
Cat Name
African Caracal
Asian Caracal
Desert Lynx
Where They Live
Endangered Status
Least Concern
Population Trend Unknown
Closest Relatives
African Golden Cat
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Caracal
Species: Caracal caracal
Caracal caracal algira
Caracal caracal caracal
Caracal caracal damarensis
Caracal caracal limpopoensis
Caracal caracal lucani
Caracal caracal nubica
Caracal caracal poecilotis
Caracal caracal schmitzi
Former/Disputed Classifications
Lynx caracal
Felis caracal
Updated July 2009
References: IUCN Red List and the Integrated Taxonomic Information System

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