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
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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Most wild cats do, I believe - Lions and Tigers, too
Never all that close, though of course, zoos do help overcome a bit of the distance, but a lot through the camera lens
But thanks for letting me know about these ocelli on their ear tufts. That's a neat thing to learn!