The 3 Cats of the Caracal Lineage (largest to smallest)

The Caracal lineage consists of 3 cats occurring predominantly in Africa and are all medium-sized.
All three species predate on similar prey, however each cat occupies a different habitat thus reducing competition.
Download Caracal lineage images.


Video Clips Taken in the Wild

Caracal Videos
ARKive video - Caracal stalking guineafowl
Serval Videos
ARKive video - Servals catching and eating Abdim's storks
African Golden Cat Videos
ARKive video - Camera trap footage of a wild African golden cat

Wild Cat CourseCaracal Lineage Cat Quiz

Click through on the images, videos and fact sheets above to find the answers to this quiz. Good luck!

1. On which continent do all three cats occur?

2. Which cats only occur on that continent and nowhere else (‘endemic’)?

3. Which cat has round pupils in contrast to most small cats that have vertical pupils?

4. What is similar about all these three cats?

5. Which cat is often confused with cheetah and leopards?

6. Which cat has only recently been studied in its natural habitat?

7. Which cat is often bred in first world countries for the exotic pet market?

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Caracal Lineage - Cats on the African Continent

List of African countries according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species downloaded 7 Dec 2016
www.iucnredlist.org

Use the Search bar to find out the following:
1. Which cats occur in a certain country - eg South Africa
2. How many countries does a cat occur in - eg Serval
3. Use the Sort function to find which countries all 3 cats occur in.

ContinentCountryCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaAlgeriaCaracal----
AfricaAngolaCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaBeninCaracalServal--
AfricaBotswanaCaracalServal--
AfricaBurkina FasoCaracalServal--
AfricaBurundi--Serval--
AfricaCameroonCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaCentral African RepublicCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaChadCaracalServal--
AfricaCongo--ServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaC“te d'IvoireCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaDjiboutiCaracalServal--
AfricaDR CongoCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaEquatorial Guinea----African Golden Cat
AfricaEgyptCaracal----
AfricaEritreaCaracalServal--
AfricaEthiopiaCaracalServal--
AfricaGabon--ServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaGambiaCaracalServal--
AfricaGhanaCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaGuineaCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaGuinea-BissauCaracalServal--
AfricaKenyaCaracalServal--
AfricaLiberia--ServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaLesothoCaracal----
AfricaLibyaCaracalServal--
AfricaMalawiCaracal----
AfricaMaliCaracalServal--
AfricaMauritaniaCaracal----
AfricaMoroccoCaracal----
AfricaMozambiqueCaracalServal--
AfricaNamibiaCaracalServal--
AfricaNigerCaracalServal--
AfricaNigeriaCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaRwanda--Serval--
AfricaSenegalCaracalServal--
AfricaSierra Leone--ServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaSomaliaCaracalServal--
AfricaSouth AfricaCaracalServal--
AfricaSudanCaracalServal--
AfricaSwazilandCaracalServal--
AfricaTanzaniaCaracalServal--
AfricaTogoCaracalServal--
AfricaTunisiaCaracalServal--
AfricaUgandaCaracalServalAfrican Golden Cat
AfricaWestern SaharaCaracal----
AfricaZambiaCaracalServal--
AfricaZimbabweCaracalServal--