Looks like a wise & powerful old man. Katanga or Southwest African Lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi) is found in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola and the Dem. Republic of Congo. Photo taken at the Ústí nad Labem zoo - Ustecky, Czech Republic. -kc
The caracal /ˈkærəkæl/ (Caracal caracal), also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia into India. In 2002 the IUCN listed the caracal as Least Concern as it is widespread and relatively common. The felid is considered threatened in north Africa, and rare in the central Asian republics and India.