Caracal cats are the result of the African Golden Cat & the Serval crossing at one point in history. It ranges from W & S Asia into Pakistan, Turkey & Africa; is heaviest of all small-medium sz wild cats. Not related to the Lynx.
The name caracal comes from the Turkish word ‘karakalak’ which means ‘a black ear.’ It is a medium-sized animal native to the deserts and savannahs of Africa, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and the Caspian Sea coast.
The Iberian lynx, (Lynx pardinus), is a critically endangered species of felid native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe. It is one of the most endangered cat species in the world. According to the conservation group SOS Lynx, if the Iberian lynx