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Posted by Marc on Tue May 12, 2020 9:31 pm

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and on a recent trip I had the privilege to witness and document a rare melanistic male Black Serval, believed to be one of only 4 in all of Africa.
It's difficult at the best of times to locate your normal "garden variety" Serval so finding this small cat was never going to be a simple task, and one I specifically spent 3 weeks tracking. Such a rare and special treat to witness this magical small predator hunting, gotta love those piercing golden eyes! ⁣
"Manja" was first spotted by guide and naturalist *Manja* of asiliaafrica and has since adopted his name! With an incredibly high concentration of cats in the area, Manja the serval is so far faring well in avoiding predators and threats.⁣

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Marc

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by Carol Clarke on Wed May 13, 2020 9:13 am
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I loved your previous shot of this beautiful rarity, Marc, and this is another beauty!

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by david fletcher on Wed May 13, 2020 9:54 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
I loved your previous shot of this beautiful rarity, Marc, and this is another beauty!

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