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Serval. This African wild cat lives on the savanna. Relative to its body size (2-3 feet,) it is the longest-legged cat in the world. It does not like to climb, but is a very fast runner and agile jumper. The population has been reduced due to killing it for its fur. Animal portrait by Wil Wardle.
The serval, Leptailurus Serval, known in Afrikaans as Tierboskat, "tiger-forest-cat", is a medium-sized African wild cat. DNA studies have shown that the serval is closely related to the African golden cat and the Caracal. It is widely distributed South of the Sahara and was once also found in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. White Serval are very rare, never having been found in the wild.