Bobcat

Lynx rufus

North America is the host to three kinds of wild cats: the cougar, bobcat and lynx. The bobcat makes its’ home in the warmer climate of southern North America, and is named for its short ‘bobbed’ tail.

Characteristics

Bobcats are about double the size of a housecat, but with a much shorter tail. Their fur is soft and a brownish-reddish colour with black spots and lighter on the belly. Bobcats have ear-tufts though not as long as lynx. They measure 60 cm (2 feet) tall and up to 1.2 metres long (4 feet) and weigh about 12 kgs (26 lbs). The male and female are similar in appearance but the male cat is slightly larger…

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