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Saw one of these "Kittens" when it was several orders of magnitude bigger than this one... in a temperary holding facility while a rescue reserve was being built... He ran on the walls of the chainlink enclosure at about 150lbs. Even the "kittens" size & power was humbling.
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.