Update: Caracal at DC Zoo

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by uupreti, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. What is that ?
    Obviously not a feral house cat
  2. Really intense expression. Nice capture, Umesh!
  3. Doesn't quite look like a lynx or a bobcat... I'd be curious to know too. Nice catch Umesh.
  4. merlin


    Oct 12, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Cougar - Mountain Lion?
  5. wilvoeka


    Jul 4, 2008
    Looks like a Caracal Cat. They are not native to North America though.

    Some ones "pet" get lose or some one got in over their head and just set it free?
  6. I took this picture in DC zoo. I'm not sure what kind of cat it is. :( Sorry

    I will be interested to know if any cat expert is here.
  7. wilvoeka


    Jul 4, 2008
    Its a Caracal Cat.
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  8. I post a lot of zoo shots and don't always say they are captive but I don't call them wild either, FYI, I thought you photographed a wild cat
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  9. It was inside zoo but not captive inside a small enclosure. Like you said its not a wild but not captive as well. They have a big area for these cats to roam around.
  10. Hmm good point. The only reason I titled wild cat is because it was caught in wild cat section of the zoo and I didn't know the exact breed or type of this cat.

    Just curious, how would you title this kind of shot just for my future posts.

    Thanks for taking time to correct me.
  11. Caracal at zoo
  12. Thanks! Updated.
  13. Ella Gaines Daniels

    Ella Gaines Daniels

    Aug 9, 2014
    Beautiful cat picture!!! I love the ears and eyes of this beautiful creature!!! Great shot!!!
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