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The Caracal is produced in an unlikely location: the United Arab Emirates.
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.
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.
In the only study of this species conducted in the Middle East, twenty resident and transient caracals were found to utilize an irrigated agricultural area of 100 sq km in Israel's Negev Desert (CSG Species Accounts 1996).
The Caracal is a cat of the desert and savannah, larger than the domestic cat and weighing in at up to 18 kilograms.
In February 2010, reports surfaced of caracals trapped and killed by farmers in the northern Emirates.
Ras Al Khaimah The Ras Al Khaimah Environmental Protection and Development Authority (EPDA-RAK) announced recently that it will compensate Emiratis for cattle and livestock they claim were attacked by caracals (locally known as aeAl Hamra' or aeAl Washaq'), if they can prove their claims.
Al Ghais says wild caracals live in mountain caves and only come down when snakes, lizards, rats and other typical prey became scarce in their habitat.
The caracal is neither a big nor a small cat and I will lay my naturalist credentials on the line to describe it as medium-sized.