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A slender African wildcat with long legs, large ears, and a black-spotted orange-brown coat.
- ‘In East Africa small cats include wild cats, sand and serval cats.’
- ‘They were quickly followed by three Asian species (bay cat, marbled cat, and Asian golden cat) and three African species (caracal, serval, and African golden cat).’
- ‘On a night drive near Mwambashi Camp, in the Lower Zambesi National Park, on our final evening we also spotlight a leopard, several smaller cats (servals and civets), zebra and a white-tailed mongoose.’
- ‘Among prey of servals studied in South Africa's Kamberg Nature Reserve, 80 percent was made up of rodents weighing little more than one ounce.’
- ‘Over the years, we had filmed cheetahs, lions, leopards, African wildcats and servals (for the first ever film of them) but never caracals.’
- ‘I seen a serval only once near Satara on the main road to Orpen, on a night drive.’
- ‘For those who have never seen a serval, you can describe it as looking like a small cheetah.’
- ‘There are three types of African Sachal, spotted hyena and a myriad of small predators such as the aard-wolf and the beautiful serval cat.’
- ‘A large spotted cat, possibly a serval, was seen close to railway lines at Ladycross near Brockenhurst.’
Late 18th century: from French, from Portuguese cerval ‘deer-like’, from cervo ‘deer’, from Latin cervus.
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