Mufasa is a male African serval who came to live at The Wildcat Sanctuary in 2000. He was just over a year old and came with his brother named Morocco. Their story is best told by a letter we received from their previous owner:
I am the owner of two African servals. I found you in my search to find them a new home, and feel you may be able to help me. Please let me explain. I love my cats with all my heart and soul and am devastated that I cannot keep them. I am 18 and soon to leave for college…My reasoning for wanting to give them a new home is that I feel they are wild animals and need more freedom than I can give them. In fact, I feel that these beautiful creatures should never be kept in captivity at all, but now it is too late.
My Servals were given to me by my father who loves to give extravagant gifts, but did not realize that they should have acres to run. This choice is breaking my heart and I will forever dedicate time and resources to reserves and zoos, like yourself. And also in educating people that no matter how kind you can make an animal, wild animals should never be made household pets. They are so great and deserve so much, much more.
Life at the Sanctuary
For years now, Mufasa and Morocco (nicknamed Rocky) have been able to live with other servals in a large free-roaming outdoor habitat here at the sanctuary. They also have access to a temperature-controlled indoor building where they cuddle up with the other sanctuary servals.
Their habitat includes perches, tall shade trees, pools, and hammocks. Both Morocco and Mufasa now live life truly wild at heart, as they both deserve.
How You Can Help
Caring for wildcats, whether big or small, is an expensive undertaking. A nutritious diet, quality veterinary care for life, habitat improvements and enrichment are all things you can help us provide through our sponsorship program. It’s a wonderful way to know you’ve made a difference.
Would you consider becoming Morocco’s sponsor parent? It’s easy to do using the buttons you’ll find at the top of this page.
Thank you for your compassionate support!