Our serval population currently in South Africa is classified as stable. Unfortunately, these cats are often confused to the Caracal and shot by farmers trying to protect their livestock. However, Servals do not hunt large species of Lamb, and buck as their jaws are not strong enough.
Servals prefer to hunt smaller pray such as mice, birds, rabbits and snakes. They can jump from a standing position of 2-3 metres high which gives them an advantage of catching birds.