Mistaking A Serval Cat For A Tiger Cub

Serval Cat

There are several animals across the world that we are unfamiliar with. Sometimes we just estimate by the appearance of any animal, but it might be something different. The same happened with a group of individuals, a mix of confusion and fright when they mistook a serval cat for a tiger cub. Let me tell you the whole story in detail.

Athena and her friends planned to explore the nearby forest, but their visit became adventurous and terrifying when they stumbled upon a small feline creature while crossing the way. Everyone believed that they had come face-to-face with a baby tiger. The sight filled them with a mixture of fear and excitement. Athena started looking for her camera and thought if not a tiger then a tiger cub would do. She would manage with its pictures and tell everyone about their adventure. 

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Serval Cat

But suddenly they realized that the “tiger cub” was unusually calm and showed no signs of aggression. Before they could think further, Hary, one of their group, told them that it was a Serval Cat. Upon closer inspection, they discovered that the supposed tiger cub was just a cat species of Africa, which looks almost like a tiger. 

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What is a Serval Cat?

Serval Cat

Serval Cats are medium-sized wild cats known for their distinctive appearance and friendly nature. They have a golden-yellow to buff coat spotted and striped with black, resembling the markings of a young tiger. However, they have small heads and black and short (black-tipped) tails which set them apart and differentiate them from the tiger. 

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Do they make amazing pets?

Many people pet Serval cats but they differ significantly from common domesticated cats. They have distinct needs and behavior, requiring a specific environment and expert care. 

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Owning a serval cat as a pet demands extensive knowledge and dedication for their well-being. 

Well, everyone was distressed that their dream of capturing a tiger remained unfulfilled again. Despite not seeing a tiger, all have filled their photo galleries with Serval cat, numerous sights of forest and other animals, and millions of memories. 

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Encounters like this serve as reminders of the vast and diverse world of wildlife. We should always be ready with our eyes open, who knows when what may appear. 

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