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Servals have big ears to aid them in listening out for the slightest movement of rodents in long grass.
In short bursts the Serval is very quick, with their long legs they can jump up to 10ft (3.5m) into the air to catch rising or landing birds. Our two Servals are a father and daughter pair. Zahara, born in 2011 is the complete opposite of her dad Jabari. Where he is confident she is shy, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t afraid to tell him off if he is irritating her or getting too close to her piece of food.
96 to 120 cm
8 to 13 Kg
Life Span in Wild:
Grasslands, forest edge
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME
What Do I Eat?
Hares, rodents, birds, reptiles
Where Do I Live?
East, Central and South Africa
Do I Have Any Predators?
How Do I Live?
Nocturnal and crepuscular. Mostly solitary. Terrestrial but agile climbers.
Why Am I Endangered?
Although Serval populations in the wild remain widespread their numbers could be in danger of decreasing in the future due to habitat destruction affecting their prey sources.