The Brandywine Zoo has one Serval named Savannah. She was born sometime between 2001-2003. Savannah was a confiscated pet from Newark, DE, where she was being kept to be bred to produce Savannah cats – a domestic-serval hybrid specialty pet.
THREATS & CONSERVATION
Habitat fragmentation, often caused by agricultural expansion and urban development, degrades their habitat and affects their prey animals. Servals are also poached for their fur and collected from the wild for the pet trade.