This is a lovely picture of a cute caracal kitten taken by the staff at Exmoor Zoo (I believe). The face is quite fierce and the fur is fluffy and soft. The ears already have lynx tips. The long black fur at the tips of their ears are believed to help in communication but we are not sure. The carcal is probably the world’s best feline vertical jumper.
Caracal kitten. Photo: Exmoor Zoo.
SOME MORE ON CARACALS:
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