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serval - Heraldry and literature

cat

A nocturnal member of the cat family (Felis serval), native to S Africa; slender, with long neck and short tail; pale with small or large dark spots (small-spotted type formerly called servaline cat); occasionally black; solitary; inhabits savannah near streams; eats rodents, birds, and small antelopes.

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