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.
The Serval preys on rodents, birds, reptiles, fi sh, frogs and insects.
Size: 21 – 26 inches length Weight: 15 – 40 lbs Lifespan: 22 years in the wild.