Bobcat / Red Lynx

Bobcat / Red Lynx – Take a Play Break

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Description: The bobcat or red lynx (Lynx rufus) is a medium-sized wild cat native to North America. They have a distinctive appearance, including a bobbed tail and distinctive ear tufts. Their coats allow them to camouflage well, and can be highly variable in appearance. Bobcats are adaptable, living in many different environments – including on the edge of urban environments – but ultimately it prefers woodlands. They are territorial and mostly solitary. There is some overlap in territorial ranges. They primarily eat rabbits and hares, as well as other mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. They can survive long periods without food, and will eat heavily when prey is plentiful.

Bobcats have sharp senses (hearing, vision, smell) and climb and swim well. They are crepuscular and are most active before and after both sunset and sunrise, with some variation depending on season. They roam most nights along familiar routes. Within their territories, they will have multiple places of shelter, preferring hollows, dens, brush piles, in the shadows of rock ledges and so on. Their disposition is generally fierce, and they are strong-willed felines willing to defend their kills and territories.

Its population is generally stable, despite being hunted for sport and fur, and being vulnerable to disease, starvation and car accidents. They are vulnerable to being ousted by coyotes and domestic animals and can be predated by cougars and wolves. Kittens are vulnerable to many predators. They rarely live longer than 10 years in the wild, and the longest-lived captive bobcat was 32.