Did you know?
“Serval” is Portuguese for wolf-deer. Their extra long neck and legs give them the nickname, “giraffe-cat”. If we compared our ears to the serval’s in proportion to our heads, they would be the size of dinner plates!
Jaclyn Cofield; Cindy Kerchoff; Mark & Sheila Dickey; Barbara Anderson; Ed, Sandy & Sarah Malanecki;
Savannah, forests and marshlands in Africa (near a water source)
2-3 feet long with a 1 - 1 1⁄2 tail, 2 feet tall
Small mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects
1-4 kittens after a 63-74 day gestation
Habitat loss; predators such as the leopard, hyena and lion