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JoJo

Male DOB 1/1/03 Rescued 9/1/13 Caravel (Caracal / Lynx Hybrid)   http://youtu.be/92ao7chHllY   Meet Jo Jo the Caracal Serval Hybrid   I first met JoJo the Caracal / Serval hybrid at the South Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2005 after a hurricane had taken down the perimeter fencing and dumped piles of deadfall on the cages. The owner, Dirk Neugebohm, had ended up in the hospital with a heart attack from trying to clean the mess up by himself. He wrote from what he thought was his Read More

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Caracal Facts

Caracal Common Name: Caracal Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Caracal) Species: caracal Misc: The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word "karakulak" meaning "black ear." The Caracal was once trained for bird hunting in Iran and India. They were put into arenas containing a flock of pigeons, and wagers were made as to how many the cat would take down. This is the origination of the expression "to put a cat amongst the pigeons." The Caracal is capable Read More

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Sassy

Female Caracal DOB 12/6/94 Sassy and Rusty share a large cat-a-tat and can usually be found napping nestled together. Rusty tends to over groom Sassy, so she ends up looking like she’s wearing a band of short fur around her neck. Though Sassy is the smaller one of the two, she certainly calls the shots at feeding time. Despite living among cat-a-tats of lions, tigers, and leopards, the feeders always make sure Sassy is fed first or she will cause quite a ruckus. The saying, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” certainly applies Read More

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Rusty

Male Caracal DOB 3/28/97 Rusty has some of the most beautiful features you will find in a caracal. Having been around humans all of his life, he is extremely interested in what the volunteers who clean his enclosure are up to every day. Even when he is enjoying a delightful catnap, he insists on jumping up and following the volunteers around his cat-a-tat, all the while marking his palm fronds and rubbing his cheeks against the wire. He is in constant motion while he enjoys his “human enrichment.”   http://youtu.be/wHN7vJW8t5o   Sponsor Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Mar 2 2013 on NatGeo Wild

Big Cat Attacks and the Big Cat Club   http://youtu.be/7HvGi5apL14   Zabu at 2:56, can you pick out our other big cat stars? Read More