Friday, 16 September 2011

Africa Cats Images 2011

 Africa Cats
Rain Forest Facts: The Serval hunts primarily as a crepuscular animal moving quietly through the grass on its long legs, listening for its prey.  The large ears aid in giving the Serval acute hearing by which to detect prey in the dark. The Serval has 22 muscles in it’s ears alone! When prey is located, the Serval pounces on it killing it with a quick, hard blow. It is also very skilled at digging rodents out of their burrow using its front paws. Serval are very secretive, solitary animals, rarely seen during the day.
An environmentally important animal, the Serval may kill as many as 3,000 rats per year.  This massive reduction in the local rodent population has very far reaching implications for the native people of the area.  Food grown for human consumption as well as domestic animal feed is far less likely to be destroyed in the field by rodents when Servals live in the area.

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Africa Cat
Africa Cat
Africa Cat
Africa Cat
Africa Cat

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