WATCH: SPCA releases caracal back into the wild
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has confirmed that it has released a caracal back into the wild after a short stay at its Wildlife Care Facility.
The female caracal was released into her mountain home range of Kasteelpoort – and it was a magical release!
She bolted out of her cage, quick as lighting – leaving only a trail of rustling fynbos.
The SPCA receives about seven calls a year about caracals needing help. Most often, they’ve been struck by cars, caught in poachers’ snares, or are sick.
This adult female ‘rooikat’ had been injured by a dog and had some nasty wounds – including a deep bite to her throat.
The SPCA’s veterinary surgeon patched her up before the wildlife team took over her care.