Out of all the big cats, the serval has the longest legs; they are up to three feet long, and allow the serval to look over tall grass and pounce directly on its quarry. The serval also has large, oval ears which enhances its hearing to help track its prey. The coloration of its fur is sandy-brown to a cherry-brown with black spots. The serval is found in the savanna, woodlands, lowland mountains, scrubby grasslands, and some damp elevated environments in Africa south of the Sahara desert. They prefer areas where there is a good water source and tall grass.
Categorical-discrete (CD) distribution model
Distribution is most of the subsaharan Africa region, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Not present in arid regions in the south and the forest areas of the west.