Leptailurus serval

The serval rotates its huge ears to pinpoint the location of a faint rustling in the grass. Flushing a flock of birds into flight, the serval leaps several feet into the air, twisting and turning in a sort of aerial ballet as it bats birds to the ground with its paws.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Cheetah Encounter
lengthLength: 2.3 to 3.3 ft
weightWeight: 7.5 to 41lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 13 yrs
habitatHabitat: Savannah
dietDiet: Game birds, rodents, small ungulates