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The serval is a medium-sized African wild cat, measuring 59 to 92 centimetres (23 to 36 in) in head-body length. Modern molecular DNA analysis indicates that servals maintain their own unique lineage descending from the same Felid ancestor as the lion. The serval is native to Africa, where it widely distributed south of the Sahara, and its main habitat is the savanna. Servals are nocturnal and although they specialized for catching rodents, they are opportunistic predators whose diet also includes birds, hares, hyraxes, reptiles, insects, fishes, and frogs.
Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, Europe
Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 230 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 6.3, ISO 200
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