AnAge entry for Caracal caracal

Classification (HAGRID: 02558)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Felidae
                    Genus: Caracal
Species
Caracal caracal
Common name
Caracal
Synonyms
Lynx caracal, Felis caracal

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
20.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One wild born female was about 20.3 years old when she died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
456 days
Male sexual maturity
456 days
Gestation
74 days
Weaning
122 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
165 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
16,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0096 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
94%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552775
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 61394
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