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Bobcat

Lynx rufus

NATURAL HABITAT
The Bobcat adapts well to diverse habitats and lives in forests, swamps, deserts and urban areas.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Rabbits, mice, birds, squirrels and other mammals
IN THE ZOO – Meat

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Most abundant wildcat in the United States
  • Females raise litters of one to six kittens
  • Mothers care for kittens until age one
  • Stalk and pounce on their prey
  • Sometimes hunt mammals that are bigger than them