Serval



SERVAL
Scientific Name: Felis [Leptailurus] Serval
Weight: 30-40 pounds
Head/Body: 32 inches
Tail: 16 inches
Subspecies: 14
Gestation: ~74 days
Status: 1 subspecies endangered
Estimated World Population: No information available

The serval is a lightly built cat, with long legs, large ears, and short tail. Its coat is light brown with dark spots, black-tipped tail, and black ears with distinctive white spots.

The serval may be found near water and in the reed beds and marshes of Algeria and Africa south of the Sahara, where it hunts by night, from the ground, and seeks rodents, reptiles, birds, and small deer.

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