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Catching Tails by Mouselemur Catching Tails by Mouselemur
Photo taken in August, 2016 @ ZieZoo Volkel, The Netherlands

Here's the companion to Chasing Tails; the young Serval intent on catching his parent's tail. Though the adult was content to let the little kitten play, at one point he got distracted and got up. Much to the dismay of the kitten - no more plaything ;P

Species: Serval

Latin name: Leptailurus Serval

Originiates from Africa.

Current status: Least Concern

 Did you know: 

…DNA studies have shown that the Serval is closely related to the African Wild Cat, and the Caracal.

…Its long legs make it able for the Serval to achieve a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

…The white spots on the back of the Serval’s ears are called “ocelli” and are used to signal kittens when hunting.

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:iconasari13:
asari13 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice photo
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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MajikkanBeingsUnite Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:la:
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Photographer
Just too cute :)
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:meow: Glad you think so!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my... are you telling me these servals literally have "eyes at the back of their heads"? :omg:
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup, pretty much :D
Most wild cats do, I believe - Lions and Tigers, too :aww:
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never noticed that before! I guess I don't want to get anywhere close enough to them to see the eyes on the back of their heads! ^^;
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, they often won't turn around for me, so I'm left just staring at the backs of their head :giggle:
Never all that close, though of course, zoos do help overcome a bit of the distance, but a lot through the camera lens ;)
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Camera lens can be quite a life-saver. It's important to keep some distance from this big cats! 
But thanks for letting me know about these ocelli on their ear tufts. That's a neat thing to learn! :D
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
These don't just get any less cute!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel the exact same way!
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