Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Caracal (Felis caracal), a lynx-like cat from Africa and the warmer parts of Asia. The upper surface is reddish-brown, the under parts paler, and occasionally white. Some specimens are partially spotted, and in all the tail (some 9 in. or 10 in.) is tipped with black; the ears are tufted, and about 3 in. long. Total length from 35 in. to 40 in. In India the caracal is trained to hunt small game.