The Caracal, (Caracal caracal), is a medium-sized wild cat that is around 1 meter long. The caracal is sometimes called the Desert Lynx or African Lynx, but it is not a member of the Lynx genus. The caracal is native to Africa, Central Asia, Southwest Asia and India. The cat's name comes from the Turkish word "karakulak", which means "black ear". The caracal is an adoptable animal in Zoo Tyccon 2: African Adventure

Zoo Tycoon 2

The Caracal (care-uh-KAL) was added in the expansion pack African Adventure. It lives in the scrub biome and eats meat and fish.

"A cat with distinctive ears"- Animal Panel description


Trivia not relevant for the game

  • The Caracal genus was previously considered to be a monotypic genus, consisting of only the type species: the Caracal. Genetic analysis has shown that caracal, African golden cat and serval are genetically closely related and diverged from a common ancestor about 5.4 million years ago. Therefore, it has been suggested to subordinate all of them to the genus Caracal.


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