Project Description

African Serval

Leptailurus serval

Animal Class: Mammals

Height: 17-24 inches at shoulder

Length: 2-3 feet long

Weight: 30-40 pounds

Lifespan: 13.2 year average; up to 19 years

Diet: Servals are carnivores eating a variety of prey including rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs, crabs, and large insects.

Habitat: Servals live around streams and rivers in the savannas of central and southern Africa.

Description: The African Serval is a medium-sized cat with a long, lean body, small head and short tail. They have long legs and are known for being able to jump very high to catch birds. Servals have large ears that provide an excellent sense of hearing, and their long neck and legs allow them to see over savanna grasses. Servals have a tawny coat containing both black spots and stripes. The belly is lighter and white.

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