Caracal: The newest exotic cat at Hamilton Zoo

calendar iconPosted 15 March 2024


Hamilton Zoo’s newest arrival, Khafre. 


Hamilton Zoo is excited to welcome a new species to the Zoo whaanau. Say hello to the Caracal, a stunning medium-sized cat with origins in Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia. 

These cats have a handsome appearance with reddish-brown coats and long black tufts at the tips of their ears. They can grow up to 50cm in shoulder height and 110cm in body length, and are known for their incredible jumping abilities - they can leap up to 3m into the air from a standstill!