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Extremely Loving and Patient Serval Cat Plays with Human Baby

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Image by Raccoon TV via YouTube

This Serval cat who plays with a human baby might just be the most patient babysitter ever, but did you know they actually call the African Savannah home?

How Big Is a Serval Cat?

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Serval cats, native to Africa, are easy to recognize because of their iconic look and tall and rounded ears. 

Although they’re way smaller than a lion (or any other “big cat” for that matter), they’re enormous when compared to your average house cat.

An adult serval can weigh between 20 to 40 pounds and stand up to 24 inches at the shoulders.

Wild Animals or Pets?

Although they may just look like an overgrown house cat, it’s important to remember that at the end of the day they are in fact wild animals – even though you can keep them as pets if you have a specialized permit.

They have wild instincts that will make them forever unpredictable – which almost seems hard to believe when we look at how calm the serval cat in the video is. 

Things To Bear in Mind If You Want a Serval Cat as a Pet

serval cat plays with baby
Image by Raccoon TV via YouTube

Servals require a diet primarily of raw meat and loooots of space that should mimic their natural habitat. It’s also important to understand the legal implications of keeping an animal that’s classified as wild. Lastly, remember that servals can live up to 20 years in captivity so make sure you’re ready for a long-term commitment. 

Serval Cats Plays with Baby: The Video

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“Serval Entertains a Child”, Source: YouTube, Uploaded: Raccoon TV

Firstly, we’re struck by the Serval cat’s majestic look and slender body. But the longer the video goes one, what becomes most impressive is how loving and patient it acts towards this little baby.

This loving behavior seems completely counterintuitive to their natural and wild behavior.

Wrapping Up

Not everyone is satisfied with a normal house cat – a Serval cat will definitely add something extra to your life and to your home. Remember that they’re wild animals at the end of the day, even though it might be difficult to believe after having watched this cute video.

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