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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