Stop everything you're doing because we just found the world's cutest cat species! Meet caracals, or to be more specific, baby caracals! These beautiful creatures have been religiously significant to the ancient Egyptians. They appear in their paintings, bronze figurines, whereas their sculptures were believed to guard the tombs of pharaohs.

Caracals live in Africa, the Middle East and The Indian subcontinent. Adults can weigh as much as 18kgs (40lbs), they can run at speeds of up to 50mph, and they can kill a grown man with their cuteness (ok, so maybe we made that last bit up). Caracals can be easily domesticated and even kept as pets. However, it may be illegal in some countries, so double-check before you decide to get one of these cuties!

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Baby Caracals

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Cesi Baca
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's really beautiful, but for some reason I find it hard to believe they can be "easily" domesticated and kept as pets. How do just easily domesticate a wild animal?

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Baby Caracals

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JEFF THE KILLER
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA are u looking at.....

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Marika Stanway
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Encouraging people to domesticate wild animals is wrong.

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Baby Caracals

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Wendy
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awwwww ... I wish I could hear the little meow

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Baby Caracals

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Kathy Johnson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What piercing blue eye...and those ears...beautiful cat

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Baby Caracal

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Gail Potgieter
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To the person in the photo holding this caracal - why did you need to have a wild cat as a pet? There are more than enough domestic cats to go around. Do NOT keep caracals as pets!

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Gail Potgieter
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Caracals should not be kept as pets. This one is clearly indoors. Do NOT get one as a pet!

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Baby Caracals

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Gail Potgieter
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To the person in this photo: what happened to the mother of this kitten? The pet trade is terrible - only domestic cats should be pets.

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Cuzy123
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are one of the best big cats breeds in the world for catching birds!

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