Stop whatever you are doing, and wait to see the cutest cats on the planet- baby caracals! Caracals are incredibly magnificent cats that had importance in many cultures around the world.
They have been especially valued in ancient Egypt, and appear in ancient Egyptians’ paintings, and bronze figurines. At the time, their sculptures were believed to guard the pharaohs’ tombs.
In China, emperors gave these beautiful cats as gifts, and in India, they were used by rulers to hunt small game. Additionally, their coats were used to in making fur coats.
The name caracal comes from the Turkish word ‘karakalak’ which means ‘a black ear.’
Adult caracals weigh up to 18kgs (40lbs) and can run at speeds of up to 50mph. These cats live in Africa, the Middle East, and The Indian subcontinent. The animal is one of more than 30 species of small wild cats.
The body of a caracal is built for sneak attacks. These felines are incredibly fast, with footpads cushioned by stiff fur they make practically no noise as they sprint toward targets.
They have strong hind legs that help them jump six feet in the air!
Moreover, the tufts of hair on the tips of the ears of these skillful hunters improve their hearing, so they can listen for prey.
Yet, be sure that they can be as soft as you imagine looking at these photos. Mom caracals (which usually have three babies in each litter) cuddle with their young and the babies like these little adorable ones in the photos cuddle each other too.
To be tamed, a caracal kitten should be in constant human contact from a very young age. After six months, these cuties can be confidently adopted.
Fortunately, caracal pets adapt quickly and easily to new environments so the change should be
They are easily and quickly domesticated and are often kept as pets. They are friendly animals and bond well with children and other pets.
However, make sure you double-check before you decide to get one of these beauties, as they might be illegal in some countries!
Let’s hope they are legal in yours!