Servals are well adapted to hunting small prey in tall grass due
to it's long and slender legs. It's neck is elongated giving it
further advantage. The coat is pale yellow with rich black
spots and bars on the neck and shoulders.
The Servals main
source of prey are small mammals, and
insects. They do not generally take large prey as do the
Caracals. The Servals have a characteristic high leap as it
pounces on it's prey. Another type of leap is vertical. Birds and
insects are snatched from the air by clapping the front paws
together or striking with a downward blow.