Caracal is a medium-sized wildcat that lives in arid areas of Africa, India and the Middle East. Their average shoulder width is about 20 inches, their weight ranges from 20 pounds to 40 pounds, and males are larger than females. One of the coolest features is that they jump more than 10 feet vertically.
The most obvious feature of caracal is its long black fur on the tip of its ears. The actual function of these tufts is unclear, but some speculate that they may be used to prevent insects or sunlight from entering the eyes, or even to communicate with other animals.