Serval Felis (Leptaillurus) serval

Photo Leslie Daniel, close to Pippas Grave.

Photo Leslie Daniel, close to Pippas Grave.

Serval Felis (Leptaillurus) serval is a medium-sized cat,strong yet slender animal, with long legs and a fairly short tail. Due to its leg length, it is relatively one of the tallest cats. The head is small in relation to the body, and the tall, oval ears are set close together. It has been observed in the camp, not lately.
Meru is full of surprices
On a hot dry morning that had produced the normal plethora of sightings with wonderful interludes of big groups of elephant. People were thrilled at the diversity of game they saw, but they were even more than surprised at the sight of a jet black cat leaping out of its den in the river bank to try to take down a sand grouse. This jet black cat is a colour variant of the serval cat known as a melanistic serval.
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