We have three caracal kittens of just over two weeks old at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. A farmer brought them to us earlier this month and said he found a jackal sniffing around near the den. We will raise them over the next few months and release them onto the reserve once they are weaned and can hunt for themselves.
A caracal is a medium-sized wild cat native to Africa. They are generally characterised by a robust build, long legs, a short face, and long tufted ears. Their coats are reddish a tan or sandy color. These carnivores mainly hunt rodents, birds, rabbits and in some cases, they even pray on the occasional ostrich.
Caracals are Africa’s most formidable small cat. Find more information on these miraculous creatures here.
Read about our rehabilitation centre to find out more about the work we do to rescue and rehome the amazing animals of Africa.