Gracie arrived at Catty Shack Ranch on September 19, 2019. She was rehomed from a private owner. Born on May 20, 2019, Gracie will grow, mature and enjoy a safe, loving forever home with us.
After time spent in quarantine, she was introduced to Merlin, our young male serval. They have bonded, enjoying each other’s company and now share a habitat where they can play and cuddle up together for naps. If you see an unusually large (double sized) serval resting in one of their dens, it is probably both Merlin and Gracie curled up together! Gracie has an eye-catching coat, marked with black spots and stripes that are a lighter color than Merlin’s.
Soon after Gracie was placed in their enclosure, she climbed onto a raised platform to survey her surroundings. Servals rely on their keen sense of hearing as an aid in hunting. One can only imagine all the intriguing sounds she hears in the back of the Ranch at night. At ground level, she and Merlin can watch for birds and lizards in the trees and shrubbery near their habitat. Capable of many vocalizations, servals can purr, chirp, and make other sounds.
Gracie allows our visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and grow to appreciate and respect the serval species. While servals in the wild are not classified as endangered, we all need to ensure they retain this status.
We are grateful to be able to provide a safe, loving forever home to Gracie and all our animals. Gracie enjoys a healthy diet of raw meat, portions appropriate to her age, size and nutritional needs. All our animals receive regular veterinary care and are very much loved.
Arrived: September 19, 2019
Classification: Serval (Leptailurus serval)