Meet the Animals of SSWC!

Caracals & Cougals

Caracals

  • Species Name: Caracal Caracal
  • Weight: 20 to 45 pounds
  • Carnivore
  • Short Bristly Coat with long black ear tufts
  • 1 to 6 kittens in a litter

Habitat

  • Africa, Middle East, North West India
  • Biomes found:
    • Arid & Desert
    • Mountains
    • Grasslands
    • Arid Forest

Risk Level

  • Least Concern
  • Currently the Caracal species in general is under Least Concern by the IUCN Endangerment Rating. This means that there is a healthy population of Caracals currently in the wild.

Current Residents at SSWC

  • Kit
  • Zari

Cougars

  • Species Name: Puma Concolor
  • Weight: 120 to 200 pounds
  • Carnivore
  • Short Coat in either a reddish or brown hue.
  • 1 to 6 kittens in a litter but typically 2

Habitat

  • North & South America
  • Biomes found:
    • Artic & Tundra
    • Grasslands
    • Forests
    • Mountains
    • Jungle

Risk Level

  • Least Concern
  • Currently the Cougar species in general is under Least Concern by the IUCN Endangerment Rating. This means that there is a healthy population of Cougar currently in the wild.

Current Cougar Residents at SSWC

  • Boo
  • Charlie
  • Clyde