Barney

Barney was born in November 2003 at the West Rand Zoo, and brought to us. He gives a nice display for the tours, showing what he thinks caracals should really do all day – sleep! In other words, Barney is a magnificent couch potato. He enjoys his food, maybe even too much! We are hiding his food in various places so he has to work for his meals both mentally and physically

COMMON NAME: Caracal

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Felis Caracal

TYPE: Mammals

DIET: Carnivorous

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: Up to 16 years

SIZE:  40-50 cm (16-20 in) high at shoulder

WEIGHT: 8-18 kg (18-40 lbs)

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