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New cat species at Chehaw

April 1, 2004

Albany -- Two new residents have arrived at the Parks at Chehaw and will be going on display as soon as their new home is completed.

Two young servals arrived from Seattle last night. Servals are a small, long-eared cat that is native to Africa. These servals were found roaming the streets of North Seattle by animal control. They were pets that escaped from their owner.

They have been de-clawed, but will be safe in their new home at Chehaw. Chehaw Assistant Curator Jan Thompson said "We love to have another species of cats to display. These are beautiful little African cats. A smaller version of the spotted African cat. So we are real excited."

The two new servals are believed to be two or three years old and weigh about 30 pounds.

 Their habitat enclosure should be ready in about 2 months.

posted at 2:18 PM by jimw@walb.com

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