Serval by Roland & Sonja on Flickr.The Serval is a medium-sized African wild cat. It may soon become threatened with extinction in Africa because it is hunted for its pelt. That is forbidden in most countries, but trade with the pelt is not controlled closely enough. This cat here is held as a pet - not by us, but by people we met recently in Germany. It is a one year old male. It was quite happy with walking on a leash, just like a dog.