Outside Animals

Bobcat Lynx rufus


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

Diet at the Zoo


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