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Lynx rufus

A wild bobcat, just released from SWCC returning to the wild, suspiciously eyeing the camera
Bobcat Facts
  • Habitat: This adaptable feline can be found in a wide variety of different habitats including deserts, sage brush, riparian woodlands, coniferous forests, broad leaf forests, chaparral swamp - even suburban areas.
  • Status: Least concern
  • Diet: An obligate carnivore, their food of choice is rabbit - but they will eat birds, rodents, lizards, snakes, and carrion.
  • Weight: 15-30 lbs.
  • Height: 20" tall; 2-2.5' in length
  • Lifespan: 10-13 years in the wild; up to 25 years in captivity
  • Interesting Facts
    • The black and white marks on the backs of a bobcat's ears are false eyes. False eyes are common in nature and appear on all kinds of animals, from birds to butterflies. They are meant to deceive potential predators.