The serval, Leptailurus Serval, known in Afrikaans as Tierboskat, tiger-forest-cat, is a medium-sized African wild cat. DNA studies have shown that the serval is closely related to the African golden cat and the Caracal. It is widely distributed South of the Sahara and was once also found in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. White Serval are very rare, never having been found in the wild.