Pharaoh is a white serval (Leptailurus serval), a species known in Afrikaans as Tierboskat ("tiger forest cat"). The serval is a medium-sized African wild cat. DNA studies have shown it to be closely related to the African golden cat and the caracal.
Daisy the Serval at the Big Cat Rescue. Due to its leg length, the serval is relatively one of the tallest cats. The head is small in relation to the body, and the tall, oval ears are set close together.