The Caracal is an astounding creature. Distinguished by its ear tufts, these tufts focus sound into the caracal’s ears, improving its ability to pinpoint the position of its prey. It has powerful hind legs, allowing this 1.5 feet creature to jump 10 feet into the air and twist and maneuver to bring birds down. This is the origin of the phrase “cat amongst the pigeons” because in ancient India/ Iran they used to use caracals to hunt birds. They are found across Asia and Africa – this particular one was at the foothills of Mount Kenya.