"African lynx" is an earlier name for the caracal (Caracal caracal). It was given to this medium-sized cat because it is the only lynx-like animal in Africa. The name was misleading because the caracal is also found in the Middle East and western Asia. The term African lynx was abandoned in favour of caracal.
|Tamed caracal being watered by Sarah and friend. Photo in public domain in my view.|
I have written a lot about the caracal and therefore won't go over those topics again here. If you want to read more about this highly athletic medium-sized wild cat which has the highest jump of any cat on the planet from a standing start then please click on this link. You'll be taken to a whole range of articles on the subject.