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of deserts of northern Africa and southern Asia

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Summary: AL AIN -- A male Arabian caracal at the Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort (AWPR), is on its path to recovery after a team of four veterinarians operated on the animal following concerns over its sudden weight loss.
We have got another caracal of the same age that weighed 12kg, which is the ideal weight for the animal, but this one was about 9kg.
The UAE consists of seven states called emirates (because they are ruled by emirs), including Abu Dhabi, where the Caracal is made.
The Caracal is offered in three models, the full-size F, the compact C, and the subcompact SC.
Dubai When Russian antique weapons collector Dimitri Streshinsky received an invitation in 2009 to visit the UAE to see the first semi-automatic pistol to be manufactured in the Middle East, he was doubtful that the new Caracal F handgun would be of high quality.
"I went to the Caracal plant and I was really shocked.
Despite the existence of legislation on wildlife protection, the continued hunting of the threatened caracal (Caracal caracal) in the mountains of the northern emirates was proven in February 2009 by the discovery near Tawiyeen, on the border between Fujairah and Ra's al-Khaimah, of a tree with the bodies of nine dead animals hanging from it.
The Caracal is a cat of the desert and savannah, larger than the domestic cat and weighing in at up to 18 kilograms.
So the chance to photograph Caracal poo as a reference for subsequent desert trips -- where I stood virtually zero chance of seeing the actual animal, the pooer as it were --was too good to pass up.
Caracals, widespread in Africa and parts of Asia, are also indigenous to the mountain areas of the UAE, where they are severely threatened by human persecution and habitat destruction.
Caracals mainly inhabit dry mountain areas with small shrub-like vegetation and larger acacia trees similar to the habitats of Ras Al Khaimah and the Hajar mountains.
The (EPDA-RAK) has expressed worry for the killing of the caracal in the mountainous areas of Ras Al Khaimah, especially since the caracal is the number one animal in appendix one of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) which the UAE has signed.
The situation is tricky for EPDA because wild caracals are part of the country's wildlife heritage and residents are being urged not to kill them.
If it looks vaguely familiar to you, the polymer-framed Caracal pistol was designed by a team led by Austrian Wilhelm Bubits, who designed the Steyr M pistol and was on the original Glock design team.