Serval

Leptailurus serval
The Serval is a medium-sized African wild cat.
They have the longest legs of any cat, relative to
their body size. Servals are common on savannas
where there is plenty of water. They prefer areas of
bush, tall grass, and dry reed beds near streams,
but they are also found in high-altitude moorlands
and bamboo thickets. This cat also has the ability to
leap vertically and catch prey such as birds, right out
of the air. They do this by “clapping” with their front
paws together and striking with a downward blow.

DIET

The Serval preys on rodents, birds, reptiles, fi sh,
frogs and insects.

FAST FACTS

Size: 21 – 26 inches length
Weight: 15 – 40 lbs
Lifespan: 22 years in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED