Amazing Animals by Design is about a boy and a girl, and a trip they take to the zoo with their parents. For each animal they encountered, they learned about the specific design of each animal that enabled them to survive.
As we read through the book, we came upon a picture of a large, cat-like creature with tufted ears. Before I could say a word, my 6-year-old yells out “Caracal! That’s a Caracal!” (I had no idea….I think he learned about it from PBS. =)
He had told me once that the Caracal can jump up into the air and knock birds out of the sky. I’ll tell you, I was skeptical. I figured he meant that it leaped from a tree branch, but he insisted that it did that from the ground. Here’s what the book said:
The children watched in amazement as the trainer showed how the caracal could jump up to twelve feet in the air backwards. It could knock several birds out of the air with one jump.
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