The serval cat is perhaps best known as the wild cat used to create the Savannah cat breed.
Serval cats are bred to domestic housecats to produce Savannah cats
The serval eats rodents and small birds whole
Serval cats have the biggest ears of any cat species
The servals tail is about half the length of a domestic cats tail
Servals are the most efficient hunters of all cat species
These cats listen for the movement of animals in the grass before they pounce. It is believed that they use their ears as much as their eyes. Servals, unlike other small cats, are much more diurnal, or crepuscular, meaning they are active in early mornings and late evenings. Servals, like most cats, live a solitary existence.
Servals are successful in 50 percent of their hunts
Lions are only successful about 30 percent of the time
Servals normally live in the Central and South Africa. It prefers wetlands and grasslands, but since it is highly adaptable, it can be found in other types of ecosystems.
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