Leptailurus Serval

A beautiful cat with yellowy-brown body with black markings of spots, splotches and bars and a black-tipped tail.

Characteristics

Distribution

widespread through the savannas of Africa, from north to south.

Social structure

Single but sometime seen in pairs or small family groups. Males and females are territorial, marking their territories by spraying urine on grass and bushes.

Range differentiation

Variation in prey species and slight colour variations across range.

Habitat

The savannas of Africa where there is plenty of water.

Feeding
Great variety of prey, including birds, snakes, lizards, frogs and insects. Although recorded they seldom take carrion.

Breeding

Kittens are born after a 2 ? month gestation period. The mother raises them alone and due to this she has to do a great deal of hunting so they are well hidden.