Summer Wind Farms Sanctuary


The African Serval is a slender, medium-sized African wild cat with long legs and a short tail. They are still common in West and East Africa but are extinct in other areas. They need watercourses within their territory, so they are not found in semi-deserts or dry areas. Their primary food sources are rodents, hares, hyraxes, small antelopes and birds. Humans pose the greatest threat to servals as they have been hunted extensively for their fur. As pets, they form a strong bond with their owners, are non-aggressive and are more intelligent than domestic cats.

 


 

The Cougar or Puma, is a feline cat found in North, Central and South America. It is also known as a panther, catamount, painter, American lion, Mexican lion, silver lion, red lion, red panther, red tiger, brown tiger, deer tiger, ghost cat, mountain screamer, indian devil, sneak cat, king cat or mountain lion, depending on the region it is found. Though large, the cougar can not roar, but purrs. It is more closely related to the domestic house cat than to the tiger, lion, jaguar or leopard. The cougar preys on deer, javelina, bighorn sheep, rabbits, porcupines, squirrels and other small animals.


The Siberian Lynx is a medium-sized wild cat about the same size as a large domestic cat. They have large paws for walking on snow, long whiskers and and tufts of hair on their ears. They live in high-altitude forests with dense vegetation. Though they only hunt on the ground, they can climb trees and swim. They are found primarily in Siberia and some areas of the Himalayas. It's food sources are birds, sheep, hares, goats and other small mammals. It is a solitary animal and usually hunts alone.

 


To learn more information about cougars, African Servals, Siberian Lynx or any of the animals pictured on this page, please contact us to arrange an educational tour.