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Serval

Leptailurus serval

Family

Felidae, the cat family.

Conservation Status

Least Concern, IUCN, except for endangered isolated North African populations.

Distribution

Throughout Africa, except for equatorial jungles or the Sahara.

Habitat

Areas of scrub, tall grass and dry reed beds near streams.

Factoid

They can jump up to 10 feet to catch birds in flight.

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