Ecology and status of the Caracal, Caracal caracal, (Carnivora: Felidae), in the Abbasabad Naein Reserve, Iran

@article{Farhadinia2007EcologyAS,
  title={Ecology and status of the Caracal, Caracal caracal, (Carnivora: Felidae), in the Abbasabad Naein Reserve, Iran},
  author={Mohammad S. Farhadinia and Hossein Akbari and Mohammad Hossein Beheshti and Arash Sadeghi},
  journal={Zoology in the Middle East},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={10 - 5}
}
Abstract A Caracal survey was carried out between 2002 and 2006 in the Abbasabad Reserve, which covers more than 300,000 ha in eastern Esfahan province and which is one of the best habitats for this species in Iran. It was found to occur mainly in desert mountains and hilly terrain where rodents and hares are abundant. 80% of direct observations were made from solitary individuals and the remainder in groups of two. Although rodents, hares and ground birds form the main part of the Caracal diet… 
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