Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Bobcat


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Lynx rufus
PROFILE:

This North American cat is named for its short tail! As with many felids, bobcats are generally solitary animals that have excellent vision, hearing, and a well-developed sense of smell. They are also mainly terrestrial, nocturnal, and carnivorous. Found on Zoo grounds, our bobcat now serves as a representative of our local species.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Carnivore, Feline (cats)
NATIVE TO:
Throughout North America from southern Canada to southern Mexico
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 32 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Territorial and solitary
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