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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Cesi Baca 2 years ago

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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pearl dsouza 2 years ago

I see the universe in your eyes.

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Love the pointy ears!! :D

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Lukman Thalib 2 years ago

rabbit?

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Nora Elisabeth 2 years ago

I shall have one and I shall call him Spok <3

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Marta Sobilo 2 years ago

It's so fluffy I'm gonna die <3

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JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA are u looking at.....

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Marika Stanway 2 years ago

Encouraging people to domesticate wild animals is wrong.

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Wendy 2 years ago

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

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Those eyes..............

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JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

dem ears though

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Wendy 2 years ago

I love the Groucho Marx eyebrows

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Kathy Johnson 2 years ago

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

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Gail Potgieter 1 year ago

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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Susan Strahosky 2 years ago

They look too young to be away from the Mother.

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Rink Schaper 2 years ago

Looks like he's smiling!

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Inurri 2 years ago

Little devil!

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Wendy 2 years ago

That smile 😙

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Jay Van Emmenis 2 years ago

Ooh! If I just rub my chin...Ahh that's better x

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Viktória Nagy 2 years ago

As if it would have been drawn, simply amazing! 😊

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Gail Potgieter 1 year ago

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

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Sarah Stevens 2 years ago

Snack time...mmm...yummy 💜

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Wendy 2 years ago

Someone shook the "Temptations" package

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Joy Patterson 2 years ago

Wraaaaaaaaaah!!!

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Gail Potgieter 1 year ago

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 2 years ago

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

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Cuzy123 2 years ago

*when I see a starbucks

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Why are you sad caracals?????

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Hans 2 years ago

awwwwww :)

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