The caracal is a slender, graceful cat with a short, dense coat and distinctive, long, black-tufted ears (2) (4). The body colour varies from reddish-brown to tawny-grey, but occasionally entirely black, “melanistic” individuals may occur (5) (6). The chin, throat and underparts are white, with pale red spots or blotches on the belly and the insides of the legs that vary from very faint to distinct in different individuals (4). Distinctive narrow black stripes run from the eye to the nose (2) and down the centre of the forehead, and the eyes are yellow-brown, with the pupil contracting to a circle rather than a slit (6). The caracal produces a range of vocalisations, including miaows, growls, hisses and coughing calls (2).
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