Despite its widespread distribution and relatively large overall population, in certain parts of its range, the caracal is considered rare and threatened. In North Africa, Arabia, Asia and India, habitat loss is posing a significant threat to the caracal's survival (1) (4). This is especially true of the Indian population, which having previously suffered heavy losses from fur trappers, is now close to extinction (4). In southern Africa, where the caracal is common, it is heavily persecuted as a pest due to its habit of preying on livestock. Nevertheless, despite large numbers being killed, the population does not appear to be suffering (1) (4).
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