Caraval kitten
Caraval kitten
Scientific classificationEdit this classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Hybrid: Caracal caracal♂ × Leptailurus serval

The caraval (also called a cara-serval) is the cross between a male caracal and a female serval. They have a spotted pattern similar to the serval, but on a darker background.[1]

A servical is the cross between a male serval and a female caracal. A litter of servicals occurred by accident when the two animals were kept in the same enclosure at a Los Angeles zoo. The hybrids were given to an animal shelter. The only photos show them as tawny kittens.

Currently, only ser-caravals have been documented.


  1. ^ "SERVAL AND CARACAL HYBRIDS". Retrieved 2019-09-05.