The Caracal (aka desert lynx) is a wild cat widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and SW Asia into India. The felid is considered threatened in north Africa, and rare in the central Asian republics and India.
Caracal cats are the result of the African Golden Cat & the Serval crossing at one point in history. It ranges from W & S Asia into Pakistan, Turkey & Africa; is heaviest of all small-medium sz wild cats. Not related to the Lynx.