The servals

An extraordinary adventure awaited the La Tanière zoo refuge team to save the servals, cats from sub-Saharan Africa, illegally detained in Ile-de-France by an animal trafficker. A baby serval sells for €15 000.

On Monday 24 June 2019, Patrick Violas received a call confirming that La Tanière has been made the guardian of the servals as part of an administrative seizure. Without wasting a moment, the La Tanière left for Ile-de-France a few hours later with a police escort.

These are the five servals that the time were able to bring back to the zoo-refuge safely. Placed in quarantine, these cats will be able to join their enclosure soon.

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