Snapshot Serengeti Talk

Cheetah or Serval?

  • O._Henriksen by O._Henriksen

    I think it is a Cheetah.
    But many Servals start exactly with such spots on their necks that end up in merged striped spots further back along the animals neck/back body-region.


  • dms246 by dms246 moderator

    I think I agree with you that it's a cheetah. For one thing, I think we're more likely to see a cheetah in the middle of the day than a serval - most of the photos I've seen so far of serval have been at dusk, or night shots.