The Serval or Leptailurus Serval, (sometimes called Felis serval) is a species of carnivorous mammal of the family Felidae. It is the only species of its genus, and is in danger of extinction.
Feline medium size being larger males than females. Measured between 26 and 39 inches, more than 9 inches of tail and weighs of 17- 39,68 lb. It is of slender build, with not very long tail, small in relation to the body and big ears head.
Stand out for his long legs which allow you to see better in the tall grass prairies where more frequently, and yellowish fur with black spots. They are good runners and although not usually climb trees, they can climb pretty well. In forested areas, especially in the mountains.
The serval is a predator that feeds on small animals, like most felines. Its most common prey are rodents and birds of medium size, exceptionally some species of antelope. In turn, they are hunted occasionally by leopards and much more fecuencia man, because his skin is considered very valuable throughout Africa.
Like a house cat, the serval is a predator, but in the wilds of Ngorongoro, it falls to the middle of the food chain. As a result, the serval has evolved incredibly.
A Serval is a wild animal and doesn't make a good pet. The wild cat will live up to 20 years old and needs zoo-like outside/inside facilities with a large enough exercise area to run, a pool in which to swim and dive, and an area with lots of climbing possibilities.
Servals will escape from anything that is not totally secure and are unlikely to return once having escaped. Servals are solitary by nature and like to travel many miles when hunting.