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Found in many parts of Africa, the caracal is often overlooked by its more popular cousins, the lion and the cheetah. They can be found lurking in the high Atlas Mountains in Northern Africa, wandering around the Sahara Desert, or in the dense wilderness of South Africa. When going on a safari trip to scout for big cats, don’t forget the small guys and be sure to add the fascinating caracals to your list. Get ready to arm yourself with some knowledge of one of Africa’s coolest cats, here are 7 things you didn’t know about the caracal.