caracal on Lion's Head

A paraglider pilot managed to capture the incredible footage of a wild Caracal wandering around Lion’s Head in Cape Town.


Cape Town, South Africa – On Sunday morning, two para-gliders went up Lion’s Head, Cape Town, for an early morning flight and were greeted by a rare sighting of a wild Caracal.

“When we arrived at the launch at 6h30, Iain spotted the Caracal in the bushes, feeding on something.”

“It disappeared for a few minutes, then suddenly reappeared on the mat, unperturbed by our presence. It stayed near us for about 10 minutes, before heading down the mountain towards Clifton.”

The Caracal is a medium-sized wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and India. The mammal is characterised by a robust build, long legs, a short face, long tufted ears and long canine teeth.

Typically nocturnal, the Caracal is highly secretive and difficult to observe. It is territorial and lives mainly alone or in pairs.

Watch the video below:

Sources: YouTube
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