No longer wanted, Anubis needed to find another home. The five year old male Serval cat had spent most of his life in a home with a Pennsylvania woman, who provided a loving, caring home for him. But unable to spend enough time with him, the woman found Anubis began becoming destructive, and asked if we could accept him at Popcorn Park Zoo..
The Serval is a wild cat originally from Africa and never meant to be domesticated. Servals are elusive, nocturnal animals about which little is known. Sometimes called the 'cat of spare parts' due to its having features of a size and description of numerous wild cats, the Serval has long legs, but with a head quite small for its body.
Anubis was welcomed to the zoo in a special indoor/outdoor fenced-in habitat built just for him before he arrived, July 3. He has been rather shy and adjusting slowly to his new home. His appetite picked up slowly over the first two weeks as he enjoyed canned cat food and boiled chicken legs, a good sign.
Undoubtedly, living without the regular companionship of a human will be an adjustment for Anubis, but ultimately will help him be more of the Serval cat that holds his true identity in his heart. While Anubis is another example of why wild animals should not be domesticated and kept as pets, Anubis was fortunate to find a new home with us here. Your help in providing his care is welcomed, and we hope you will sponsor Anubis.