Egyptian Caracal Cat | Caracal kittens The Caracal, is a fiercely territorial medium-sized ... The most distinguishing feature of the caracal is the long black tufts on the back of the ears roughly 1.75 inches (4.4 cm) long. These cats are found in Africa and South West Asia and you will most likely find them dry woodlands, savannahs, grasslands and deserts. Though the Caracal is considered as a small big cat it has been seen that these feisty felines are able to take down an Ostrich!! they have been known to hunt rodents, rabbits, birds, antelope, gazelles and as seen in the above pictures hares.