Cricket is a male caracal. He was born on Nov. 14, 2009, and arrived at the Oregon Zoo on Oct. 6, 2010.
Cricket is the father of Mkuze, Binti and Aziza, three kittens born at the zoo on June 8, 2011. Peggy (still at the Oregon Zoo) is their mother. The kittens found new homes at other zoos in the United States.