Bosco, an African serval, arrived in 2002 when he was just six weeks old. We had received a call from another facility looking to place Bosco with other cats of his own species. Since we had space available, we agreed to take him in.

Life at the Sanctuary

When Bosco arrived, he immediately bonded with a caraval named Zepo (a hybrid crossing of a serval and caracal). Zepo was having trouble being accepted by the other servals.

As Bosco grew, his outgoing personality won over every one of the servals. Bosco introduced Zepo to them, becoming our little peacemaker. They all lived wonderfully together for many years.

In fact, their story of friendship diversity caught the eye of a National Geographic Kid’s Magazine editor who put their story in their October 2003 issue!

Years later, after Zepo passed away, Bosco continued his friendship with other servals.

For years, he’s lived with Phoenix, Nunda and Lizzy, being the anchor of that group. Even in his 20’s, Bosco’s favorite thing is being outside in their natural habitat, sharing cuddle puddles with them in the sun.

As one of our oldest residents, Bosco benefits from our comfort care program. We ensure his geriatric needs are catered to and he lives comfortably, even in the final chapter of his life here with us.

We’ve been so fortunate to care for this extra special serval for his entire life and he’s certainly been well loved by all.

How You Can Help

Caring for a wild cat is expensive. Especially when their lifespan can be 20+ years. That’s why our sponsorship program is so important. Would you perhaps consider being Bosco’s sponsor parent?

Or even a one time donation toward his care would be very helpful. It’s easy to do using the buttons at the top of this page.  Thank you for your compassionate support.