What cat?: The manul, an ancient breed of small cats, 12 million years old. They can't be domesticated and are classified as "near threatened". They live on the Asian Steppes. Check out the link for lots of photos! (Also called Pallas cat)
The name caracal comes from the Turkish word ‘karakalak’ which means ‘a black ear.’ It is a medium-sized animal native to the deserts and savannahs of Africa, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and the Caspian Sea coast.