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Serval


Serval
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Yukiko Aramaki (Violetteddy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 1 N: 53] (160)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2005-05-15
Categorias: Mammals
Câmara: Pentax MZ-3, Sigma 70-300 DLMacro, 35mm negative
Exposição: 1/60 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2006-05-15 3:16
Visto: 7571
Pontos: 2
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
I took this Serval photo at a zoo near my house. To be honest, they were living in not-so-ideal conditions. Their cage was far too small for several cats to live in. The Serval in this photo kept walking along the fence without a rest for over 2 hours. After 2 hours I left the site so I don’t know whether he kept walking madly for the rest of the day or not. Personally, I don’t like zoos that much so usually I avoid visiting one. This zoo trip was a heartbreaking experience.

Servals have relatively the largest ears and the longest legs in the cat family. They also have quite long neck and small head. Their coat is tawny-gold and marked with black spots.
Head and body length: 65-100cm
Height at shoulder: 40-65cm
Weight: 8-18kg
They prey on hares, hyraxes, ground squirrels, snakes, lizards, mole rats, frogs, insects, birds. They have been known to take domestic poultry as well.
Gestation period is 2-2 and a half months. Usually gives birth to 2-5 kittens in a den.
They are widespread throughout Africa.

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Wow! My initial reaction to this photo was "Wow! I've never seen anything like that before!" More striking than a cheetah, this is a beautiful, crisp photograph. What a capture!

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