The Serval


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Servals are slender, skilled hunters. They have tan coats with spots and strips that act as camouflage in dry grass. Their large, oval ears are the largest in the cat family and allow them to hear prey beneath the ground or in dense grass. Having the longest leg-to-body ratio of any cat gives the serval a vantage point over small prey in the tall grass.

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Class

  • Mammalia

Order

  • Carnivora

Family

  • Felidae

Genus

  • Leptailurus

Species

  • L. servalConservation

Status

  • Least Concern

Key Facts

Height

18-24 in (~45-60 cm)

Weight

20-40 lb (~9-18 kg)

Source: safariwest.com

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