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LOOK: Rare animal spotted in Abu Dhabi for the first time in 35 years

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Feb. 23, 19 | 8:55 pm

A rare creature called Arabian Caracal was spotted in Abu Dhabi for the first time in 35 years.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) said that the Arabian Caracal (Caracal schmitzi) sighting in Jebel Hafeet National Park in Al Ain was recorded earlier this month.

The medium-sized, sand-coloured cat with characteristically elongated, tufted black ears was last seen in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in 1984.

Footage of the Caracal, called Al Washaq in Arabic, was captured on a remote camera from a network of over 45 cameras operated by EAD as part of its long-term monitoring programme of important and threatened species within critical habitats and protected areas across Abu Dhabi.

Actual photo from WAM

While the Caracal is generally considered to be nocturnal in nature, EAD was able to obtain both day-time and night-time photographic records of a male Caracal; the species is known to hunt birds, rodents and small mammals under the sun during colder seasons and may survive without drinking for long periods.

“The conservation of Abu Dhabi’s local biodiversity and protected areas has always been a key priority for the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi,” said Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Acting Secretary-General at EAD.

“The rediscovery of the Arabian Caracal in Abu Dhabi highlights not only the importance of the preservation of vital habitats in the emirate, but also sheds light on the advanced research tools and methods we apply to learn more about our environment and all that it encompasses,” Al Dhaheri added.

While the Caracal is widely distributed throughout the region (typically in mountainous areas), individuals present on the Arabian Peninsula are becoming increasingly rare due to illegal hunting and habitat destruction. Given the lack of any previous records of the species in the recent past, it was even considered ‘Extinct in the Wild’. As a follow-up, EAD will intensify its monitoring to determine the population size of the Caracal in the area.

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