African Serval

African Serval

African Serval

Scientific Name

Leptailurus serval


Central and Southern Africa


Savannah's and forests

What do they eat?

 Carnivorous; rodents, small birds, and reptiles


Least concern

Conservation Threats

Habitat degradation and hunting for their fur and pet trade

Fun Facts
  • Hunt their prey by their strong sense of hearing
  • 50% hunting success rate, biggest suggest rate of most cat species
  • Can leap 10 feet into the air; will first pounce on flocks of birds, if unsuccessful will then jump to catch them
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