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Where does the Serval Cat live in Africa?

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  • The Serval is generally found in most parts of Africa excluding the arid desert regions to the north around the Sahara, parts of the western tip of Southern Africa and certain areas of the tropical rainforests of Central Africa. A northern sub-species is rarely sighted and is listed as endangered.
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How does a serval survive in the wild?

  • Despite these conditions, many animals survive and thrive here, including the serval. Because most of the wild cats that live near it have different food preferences, it is able to coexist comfortably with other big cats, without any competition for food.

How long do serval kittens stay with their mother?

  • The kittens change quickly, and within two weeks their eyes are open and their coat has taken on the adult coloring, with a fuzzy top layer. Young servals will stay with their mother for about a year before heading off on their own. Captive serval cats are regularly bred with domestic cats to produce a hybrid called the Savannah cat.

What kind of threats does Serval Cat Face?

  • The principle threats they face in the rest of their ranges are habitat loss and persecution (Serval Research in South Africa. Servals are believed to be responsible for sheep and poultry losses. Blackbacked jackal and caracal are more likely to be the culprits.
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