Servals are recognized by their black-spotted tawny coats, and longer
than normal legs and necks. As they prefer to hunt in tall savannah grass
this added height do help a lot.
The Serval has an extreme good sense of hearing, and when observing them
in the wild, it is the first thing you would notice. Standing absolutely
still and just the ears move as they listen.
The Serval are widespread in water rich savannas areas in Southern Africa. As their main diet consists of rodents and small birds, they prefer places of thick bush, tall grass, or reed-beds on the bank of a river. Being very effective hunters, and rarely eat old dead meat.