Bobcat (Lynx Rufus)
Bobcats are nocturnal, elusive and rarely seen by humans. They can adapt to life in the forest, swamps or suburban areas throughout North America.
Twice the size of the average house cat, they are fierce hunters. Bobcats typically hunt small prey, however, they are capable of hunting prey that is much larger than themselves.
They are solitary animals.
In a secluded den a female will give birth to a litter of 1-6 kittens. She will stay with her offspring for a full year, teaching them the art of hunting.
Bobcats have great eyesite but a poor sense of smell. Their life span is between 10-12 years with few natural enemies. They have been protected since the 1970’s. There are approximately 700,000 – 1,000,000 Bobcats in the wild.