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Book Caracals in India – Printed and ready for sale!

Order now!!! Book “Caracals in India” by Shekhar Kolipaka and all photos of wild caracals in India by: Babette de Jonge (also coverphotos)/Wild Cats World and Anton Buijen van Weelden. Price 15 euro (excl. postage), which will be invested in new WCW projects benefiting caracals and other wild cats species.

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Through this book you will get first hand info of the caracal and its behaviour. Foreword by Peter Jackson, IUCN Cat Specialist Group/Chairman Emeritus.

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Jaguarondi (Herpailurus Yagouaroundi)

The jaguarundi (Herpailurus Yaguarondi) is a medium-sized wild cat. Not related to the jaguar, though the name seems to say otherwise, but it’s closely related to the cougar (puma) and also to the cheetah. It has short legs and an appearance somewhat like an otter; the ears are short and rounded. The coat is unspotted, uniform in colour, and varying from blackish to brownish grey (grey phase) or from foxy red to chestnut (red phase). The cat’s ranges from Southern Texas to South America.

As this cat is closely related to the much larger and heavier cougar, evident by its similar genetic structure and chromosome count count, the jaguarundi is also said to be in the genus Puma although it is more often classified under a separate genus, Herpailurus. Until recently both cats were classified under the genus Felis.

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