A Serval, or Felis Serval, is a member of the feline family. They are native to Africa, where they thrive in a variety of habitats including savannas, bush, thickets and moors near rivers and streams. Servals are nocturnal, which is something to take into consideration. Servals are basically giant house cats with lots of instinct. These cats are usually pretty playful, but have a ton of energy and sometimes some of that primal instinct comes out, so you have to be careful. Generally they make great pets as long as you have a decent sized home.