Quick Facts
Native to Savannas of Central and Southern Africa
Primary Diet primarily rodents and birds, but also will eat reptiles, frogs, fish, insects, and small antelope
Adult Weight 15-40 pounds
Lifespan 12 to 17 years
Status Stable


In proportion to its body, the serval has the longest legs in the cat family, enabling it to peer over tall vegetation to find prey. A serval can leap twice its own body length. A pounce may span 3-12 feet and may be over 3 feet high.


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