Serval

Serval

Serval
Leptailurus serval


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Carnivora
FAMILY
Felidae

Range

Africa, south of the Sahara except forested areas


Habitat

Open grasslands, alpine grasslands, wooded savannas, grassy uplands, and moist areas around but not in rainforests


Diet

Small mammals, especially rodents, as well as birds, reptiles, fish and insects

Weight

Up to 40 lbs.

Length

28 - 38 in.

Gestation

70 - 79 days

Young

1 - 5 kittens

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Servals can jump over 9 vertical feet.
  • It strikes its prey with its forepaws, and often catches birds in mid flight.
  • Its long legs help it see over the tall grass of the savanna.
  • Its enormous ears help it to locate prey rustling in the grass.

 

Conservation

Least Concern

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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