Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat
Lynx rufus


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Carnivora
FAMILY
Felidae

Range

Southern Canada, United States, and parts of Mexico


Habitat

Temperate forests, semideserts, mountains, deserts, swamps, and scrubland


Diet

Rabbits, squirrels, mice, deer, birds, reptiles, and insects

Weight

15 - 35 lbs.

Length

2 - 3.5 ft.

Gestation

50 - 70 days

Young

1 - 6 kittens

IUCN Status

Least Concern

CITES

Appendix II

Facts

  • Bobcats are nocturnal and solitary.
  • Their den is usually well-concealed, in a dense thicket, hollow tree, or rock cavity.
  • Territories are established with scent markings.
  • Up to 5 young are born in the spring.
  • Bobcats can bring down prey as large as an adult deer nearly ten times its own weight!

 

Conservation

Habitat loss is viewed as the primary threat to bobcats. Bobcats are also hunted for their fur.

Least Concern

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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