Serval Cat

Leptailurus serval

Life expectancy: Wild 10 Years--Captivity 20 Years
Habitat: Native to the savanna of Central and South America.
Born: 6/18/13
Characteristics: Carnivore, Nocturnal

Fun Facts About SERVAL CAT

  • Humans are the only known predator of the Serval.
  • The word serval is derived from a Portuguese word which means “wolf-deer”.
  • Like many cats, the serval is able to purr and possesses a high-pitched chirp. It can also hiss, cackle, growl, grunt and meow.
  • Servals have the largest ears and longest legs in relation to the size of their body of any cat.
  • They can run as fast as 50 miles per hour, leap in the air up to 10 feet.