The caracal is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat ranging over Western Asia, South Asia and Africa.
The word ''caracal'' comes from the Turkish word "karakulak", meaning "black ear". In North India and Pakistan, the caracal is locally known as ''syahgosh'' which is a Persian term meaning ''black ears''....hieroglyph snipped... In Afrikaans it is called ''Rooikat'', "red cat".
Although it has traditionally had the alternative names Persian Lynx, Egyptian Lynx and African.. more