Lynx Quadruplets: Berlin Zoo Shows Off Adorable Baby Caracal Cats [VIDEO]

By Josh Lieberman on September 2, 2013 1:04 PM EDT

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The Berlin Zoological Garden in Germany recently showed off their new desert lynx quadruplets. (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

The Berlin Zoological Garden in Germany welcomed desert lynx quadruplets into the world on July 21, and as is befitting such a regal cat, the lynxes were recently put into a wicker basket and photographed by agents of the news media.

Shy creatures by nature, the rare quadruplet of desert lynxes mostly remained in the confines of their austere wicker basket during their first media appearance, growling and jumping around on one another.

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This is the first set of quadruplets for the parents of the baby desert lynxes. The parents have previously had twins and triplets. The quadruplet, two males and two females, will stay with mom and dad for about a year, then will be moved to another zoo.

The desert lynx, or caracal, is found in Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia. The animal is widespread in these areas, and is considered to be of "least concern" from a conservation standpoint, except in north Africa where it is listed as threatened.

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