As our passion for wild animals grew we started a small predator breeding program in 2020.
Servals are carnivores and very successful hunters. Although servals occur in a widespread range across sub-Saharan Africa, they rarely survive outside of protected areas. These cats were once found in the Eastern Cape, but have been wiped out over the last century due to human habitation, stock farming and hunting.
Leptailurus Servals are on the IUCN Red List is listed as Least Concern. Servals are the tallest of Africa’s small cats, with long legs and very prominent ears, they have the ability to jump 2 – 3 m up in the air to pluck a bird in flight from the air.
The serval is a medium-sized, strong yet slender cat, measuring 54-66 cm at the shoulder and can be recognized by its large, almost oval-shaped ears and unique fur pattern. The fur is boldly spotted black on tawny, with two or four prominent black stripes from the top of the head down the head and back, transitioning into spots. The pattern varies among individuals. The tail is short, only about half the length of the hind leg, and the tip of the tail is black. The ears are black with a white line between them. Relative to its body size, it has the longest legs of any cat. The head is small in relation to the body. Body weight ranges from about 7 to 12 kg in females and from 9 – 18 kg in males.
We’re privileged to successfully breed with these lovely animals. We offer offspring from time to time, please contact our offices for more information regarding availability. Remember you need a valid permit in order to keep these magnificent animals.