Leptailurus serval

Come and meet the Servals at Walkabout Sanctuary

Now these are really wild cats! Servals are African wild cats that are active both by day and at night. In their native habitat they would prey on rodents, particularly any rats, insects, reptiles and small birds. Servals have excellent hearing and can leap over 2 metres above the ground to land on the prey. A quick bite on the neck or the head and it’s time to eat.

These majestic African cats have a natural grace and agility that truly shines when they’re in their enclosure. With their distinctive long legs and exquisite spotted coats, they’re not only beautiful but also incredibly athletic. They can pounce and chase after imaginary prey, and their movements are so fluid and precise, it’s as if they’re performing a dance. It’s heartwarming to see how much they enjoy their space, and their sometimes playful antics are a testament to the dedicated care and enrichment they receive at our sanctuary. Witnessing these wild cats is a reminder of the incredible diversity and beauty of the animal kingdom, and it’s an experience that leaves a lasting impression on all who have the privilege of observing them.

We look forward to showing them to you. So why not book a Serval encounter?

At Walkabout Sanctuary we love all animals, but quite honestly we think it would be fantastic if we could keep all of our domestic feline friends indoors.

This is a a tremendous way to protect the unique wildlife of Australia while ensuring the health and safety of our furry companions. Australia boasts an incredibly diverse ecosystem with many species found nowhere else on Earth, making it crucial to take steps to conserve its natural wonders.

We know it’s not easy, but by making the choice to keep your cat indoors, you’re not only safeguarding them from potential dangers like traffic and predators, but you’re also playing a pivotal role in protecting Australia’s native wildlife. Cats are natural hunters, and when allowed to roam freely, they can pose a significant threat to birds, reptiles, and small mammals. These creatures are often already facing habitat loss and other challenges, so our domestic cats can add unnecessary pressure to their populations.

Imagine the joy of knowing that your choice to keep your cat indoors can help protect the vibrant plumage of lorikeets, the graceful flight of kookaburras, or the elusive beauty of the quokka. It’s a simple adjustment to your cat’s lifestyle that can make a world of difference in preserving the unique and irreplaceable wildlife of our beautiful country. Plus, your cat can still enjoy the outdoors safely through supervised play in an enclosed space or by going on leash adventures. Together, we can ensure a harmonious coexistence between our furry friends and the incredible Australian wildlife that makes our nation so special.