This solitary crepuscular hunter is very hard to spot due to its fur coat which allows excellent camouflage. Bobcats adjust their large eyes to use the available light during the night to spot prey.

Fast Facts

  • Bobcats generally lie in wait for their prey, pouncing when an animal comes near.
  • Bobcat litters tend to have 1 to 4 kittens.
  • Bobcats are excellent climbers and can run up to 30 miles per hour.

Scientific name

Lynx rufus
Range  Northern America
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Carnivore
Zoo name(s) Poncho, Tooter
Zoo location Cats

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