With its large ears, this cat listens carefully for the sounds of birds, mice, snakes, and other small animals in the grass. Then it pounces.


  • Title: Serval
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 589626
  • Scientific Name: <i>Leptailurus serval</i>
  • Photo Credit: Carl C. Hansen, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History & Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology
  • Date Collected: 1905-06-13

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