15 October 2009

Continuing with Cats

I personally do not like to see wild animals caged, but Tenikwa does give you the opportunity to get up close and personal. Like this pair of Caracals. We did stumble across one at the Addo Elephant Park a while back, and it was a joy to see. These animals are persecuted by farmers and are very shy and seldom seen.



The Serval was not vey cooperative and was determined not to allow us to get a decent phograph. Yes, even wild cats are wonderfully perverse creatures.

7 comments:

Firefly said...

Caracals, like leopards, unfortunately get blamed for to many problems on farms with animals, so they get persecuted. I've also seen on in the wold, although also very briefly, and it is an amazing feeling to do so.

Michelle Johnson said...

these cats are beautiful. the caracals look very much like the mountain lions (cougars). the serval is my favorite pic today. have a great day.

shabby girl said...

I've never heard of a Caracal...aren't they beautiful?

NanU said...

Those magnificent caracals!
Beside them, my housecats are meerly pretending to be Cats at all.

Glennis said...

lovely Caracals, how could anybody persecute them. I love the twitchy ears with the black tufts.

Anna said...

Max-e I do to do not like any animals to be in captivity, yet if they live close to my home, I be a bit scared. Nice photos. Anna :)

Jane said...

Beautiful animals Max:)