East African Serval Cats are one of the three species referred to as small to medium-sized cats. The species is nocturnal and is hard to observe even at daytime because the color pattern of the Serval Cat is hard to distinguish in the long grass. This is one of the reasons why much of the species' life style remains a mystery.
Serval Cats - Physical Characteristics
This species has very large erect ears that are one of the most prominent traits. The coat is yellowish to tan, with black spots and stripes. It is interesting to know that there are no identical Serval Cats. They are uniquely identified by their markings. The long tail has black rings on it. The bodys' under parts in the Serval Cat are usually light in color ranging from white to tan.
Serval Cats - Special AdaptationsThe physical attributes of the Serval Cat allow it to be an efficient hunter. Namely, the species' long neck and legs are a great aid in searching food. Their legs allow the Serval Cat to detect their prey in the tall grass. The Serval Cat has a very keen sight and acute hearing. Their spotted coat serves as a camouflage and makes the species hard to notice. The Serval Cat does not have any difficulty in grasping and holding the catch, as it is equipped with the long paws. Also, Serval Cats have muscular limbs that allow efficient jumping during the hunt.
Serval Cats - HabitatServal Cats are found in savannahs and areas where water resources are abundant. Bushy areas provide the species with good hunting sites. Grasses and areas close to streams are also a preferred habitat of the Serval Cat. Serval Cats can also live in high-altitude moorlands.
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African serval cat picture or photo is very attractive.