African serval jumps about 9 feet from static start

African serval jumps about 9 feet from static start. Screenshot from video.

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The caracal and the serval are the two best feline jumpers especially vertically. The serval jumps so beautifully because they have long levers i.e. long legs in relation to their body size and like all felines they have lots of fast-twitch muscles. Think twice before you adopt one. Please click the link above the image to see the video.