Serval

The serval is an unusual looking cat due to its lengthy legs and head. These characteristics help the serval traverse through tall brush in the savannah while hunting.

Fast Facts

  • At night or in dense grass, servals rely on their large ears and excellent hearing to pinpoint the prey.
  • Servals rely on their fur coat for camouflage as they stalk prey and avoid predators.
  • Servals catch their prey in over half of their attempts, making them a very successful hunter. 

Scientific name

Leptailurus serval
Range  Africa
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Carnivore
Zoo name(s) Savannah, Davidson
Zoo location Cats

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