The caracal also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa central Asia and southwest Asia and into India.
The caracal occupies a wide variety of habitats from semi desert to relatively open savanna and scrubland to moist woodland and thicket or evergreen and montane forest.
The caracal has a long tuft on the tip of the ear, exceeding half the length of the ear. There is no trace of pattern in the coat, except a few spots on the underside and inside of the fore legs.It is a slender, long-legged cat of medium size with a relatively short tail. The fur on the back and sides is generally of a uniform tawny grey or reddish, frosted-sand colour. The belly and the undersides of the legs and chest are whitish and spotted or blotched with pale markings.