Serval in Swahili: mondo (Leptailurus serval)
Shoulder height: 55 cm; weight 12 – 15 kg. Smaller than but with a similar built to a cheetah, the largely nocturnal serval has black-on-gold spots giving way to streaking near the head. It is widespread and quite common in moist grassland, reed beds and riverine habitats, but tends to be very sensetive. The Serengeti is probably the best place to in Africa for serval sightings.