Adopt a Caracal (Lynx)
You have the opportunity to adopt a Caracal in your name or even in a loved one’s name. By adopting one of these incredible creatures, you will be helping South Africa preserve its natural environment and habitat.
Select a Caracal below:
This male is very relaxed and doesn’t mind people being around him, but can get a bit too excited and run between the people, trying to make them nervous. He is a playful cat and loves to spend time chasing his hockey-ball around in circles. Bar-One recently lost his jumping title to Diego, so he has become a bit lazier as a result. Maybe it is also the age...? He will also retire at the project - what a life!
This female is quite shy compared to her companion, Bar-One. She tries to avoid people by retreating to her igloo or into the trees. She is much smaller than the males, but still takes no nonsense from them and can be seen giving him lectures, especially during feeding time. Lulu has produced several off spring during her time with us, mainly all of them released back into the wild and now living free. Lulu is an excellent mother but due to her age, the oldest Caracal in the project, we do rather want her to enjoy her retirement.
This female enjoys to be isolated and keeps away from the public eye. She loves to hide in the thick bushes or in the trees during the day, surprising us only during feeding time with a quick 'hello'. She is tough little princess who shows exactly what she wants in life! Savannah will remain at the project for breeding purposes.
This beautiful female has a deep red coat, with the richest red colour. Although Ruby tries to avoid people as much as possible, she is never aggressive and always maintains the air of a real lady. She will remain on the project for breeding purposes.
This male is a real little wild child and spends most of his time either in the trees or hissing at anyone in the vicinity of his enclosure. Carlos constantly shows who is the boss and loves this title. Carlos & Diego are our main breeding males and will remain on the project.
This young male really lives up to his name sake (American movie, Diego being associated with a bad character and a bad attitude). After meal time, his favourite thing would have to be hissing at anyone within ear-shot of his enclosure. He looks slightly different than the other caracal on the project, with his coat being a much lighter shade of red. Diego also loves chasing a hockey-ball around with whomever is brave enough to go into his enclosure.
Blaze is the youngest male caracal on the project but he has an attitude of an adult due to the fact that his mother raised him by herself for a full year. He is a gentle soul with good mannerism, always shows the same personality, calm and contented. He will remain at the project because he has a bad squint.