Habitat: Savanna and mountainous areas
Weight: Males: 25-55 lbs, Females: 20-40 lbs
Max Lifespan: 20 years
Gestation Period: 66-77 days
Number of Young: 2-3 kittens
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Has the longest legs of all cats, relative to body size.
- Long legs and neck allow the Serval to see over tall grasses.
- Its ears are used to detect prey, even those burrowing underground.
- While hunting, the Serval will pause for up to 15 minutes at a time to listen with eyes closed.
- Is a highly efficient hunter, catching prey on as many as 50% of attempts (compared to 10% for most other cats).
- Can climb and swim, but seldom does.
- The Serval has been bred with the domestic cat to create a hybrid breed of domestic cat called the Savannah.
African Serval Coloring Sheet