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Emdoneni Cheetah Project in ensuring the conservation and protection of this rare and beautiful species by offering cats up for adoption. Adopt a Serval in your name or a loved one’s name, today.
This male serval is on the project for breeding and likes to be left alone to sleep his day away in peace. From time to time he allows a bit of interaction, but it will be on his own accord and when you’re not looking, he will quickly stroke himself against you. At feeding time, Noah is unfortunately one of the greedier cats and tries to steal all the girls’ food at once.
This female is the wildest serval in her enclosure, spending the whole day in the top branches of her tree and hissing at anyone walking below her. The only times she can be seen on the ground is when she is moving to another tree, or when she thinks there are no people around and she ventures down to drink some water. Spotty is even fed in the tree, on a lower branch where she stands and catches her food.
On the rare occasion that Sheila isn’t sleeping, she will probably be wondering around her enclosure looking for something to catch, or venturing into the trees to explore and look for a suitable place for her next nap. This female has been on the project for a while and although she has the opportunity to go wild by herself, she chooses to approach people for attention between naps
Cenessa is our youngest female serval and has recently been put into the adult enclosure for breeding. Cenessa is still young and is therefore still quite small and petite. She will often sit and cry for attention, but funnily enough she isn’t one for much interaction, and will move off after a few strokes on her back. At feeding time Cenessa changes from laid-back to highly aggressive (towards the other cats). She is very protective over her food and has learnt to fend Noah off when he tries to steal her dinner.
This young male serval will eventually be used for breeding, but at the moment he is just soaking up all the attention he receives from the guests. Cassidy is extremely loveable and playful and cannot resist anything that moves or makes a noise. He also loves to show off his climbing skills in his tree. Most of the time Cassidy likes to walk around elegantly as people follow him to try and get his attention, but definitely only has eyes for his favourite human, Gerry.
This young male is one of the more wild servals on the project. Mafuta is the Zulu word for ‘fat’ and as his name would suggest, feeding time is his favourite part of the day! Mafuta is a very inquisitive cat, always wanting to know what’s happening in the enclosures around his own.