Distribution: Mababe Serval – From northern Botswana, Caprivi-strip Namibia to possibly extreme south-eastern Angola. South-western Zambia and north-western Zambia.
Northern Angolan Serval – Northern Angola, south-eastern D.R.C. and northern Zambia.
Selous Serval – Zimbabwe, except the extreme south and west, southern Zambia and central Mozambique.
Size: Total length: 96cm – 120cm, Weight: 8 – 15kg
Description: There are eighteen recognized subspecies of serval: Cape Serval, Robert’s Serval, Hamilton’s Serval, Limpopo Serval, Beira Serval, Mababe Serval, Lonnberg’s Serval, Northern Angolan Serval, Eastern Serval, Congo Serval, Ugandan Serval, Kemp’s Serval, Somali Serval, Phillip’s Serval, Monbutta Serval, Sahel Serval, Togo Serval, Barbary Serval, Selous Serval.
Slender-pale, usually yellowish-fawn coat, black spots, black and white marked ears, black banded and tipped tail.
The difference between all the different subspecies like in most cases are the difference in colour, markings and size
Sex Determination: Males will have a heavier body and head usually higher on the leg.
Trophy Assessment: A big heavy male with a big head is always a good trophy to take.
Shot Placement: Normally a side-on shoulder shot when standing on all fours, a frontal chest shot when sitting and facing you or a back spinal shot when sitting facing away
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