Bobcat

Isabella Ansuin Per 8 May 22, 2015

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Habitat

Bobcats live in heavy forest cover, preferably second-growth timber with much underbrush, broken with clearings such as glades and rocky outcrops, but can also inhabit nearly every terrestrial habitat. (Bobcats) The Missouri Department of Conservation closely monitors the state’s population to determine when harvesting is appropriate. Especially destructive individuals can be removed by hunting or trapping.(Bobcats)


Bobcats also live in Heavy forest cover, preferably second-growth timber with much underbrush, broken with clearings such as glades and rocky outcrops, but can also inhabit nearly every terrestrial habitat.(bobcats )

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Movement

Bobcats there 4 legs to run and jump. They are great at leaping to catch their food(Basic facts about Bobcat). Ranging from the southern Canada to Mexico. It can live in deserts, forests, mountains, and swamps. Though more tolerant of people than many other wild cats, bobcats tend to avoid large cultivated areas.(world book online)
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Body Covering

A yellowish-white to reddish-brown cat streaked and spotted with black, with long hind legs, a short, broad face and a short (“Bobbed”) tail. The backs of the prominent, pointed ears are black with a central light-colored spot; ear tufts, when present, are black. Both sexes look alike.(Bobcats)The pupils of the eyes are elliptical in bright light but near round in dim light. Bobcats and their dens have a very strong odor.Total length: 18-50 inches; tail length: 3–8 inches; weight: 8–49 pounds.(Bobcats)



  • Has pointed ears
  • Height: 17 to 20
  • Length:25 to 41 in.
  • Weight: 16 to 28 Lbs (males) 10-18 Lbs (Females)
  • Lifespan:12 to 13 years
  • PREDATORS: Human trappers; cougars, wolves, coyotes.
  • OTHER NAMES: Bay lynx, devil cat.
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Diet

Rabbits, mice, rats, squirrels and other small mammals make up most of the diet, as well as deer (some likely eaten as carrion), opossums, domestic cats, wild turkeys, quail and other meats.(Bobcats)White rabbits and most common pray that they hunt, Bobcats are all so know to eat rodents, other birds, and also bats they even eat deer.(Felis rufus)


(all the pray they eat ) PREY: Rabbits, rodents, birds, reptiles, insects, snails; occasionally poultry, deer, and foxes.(The Bobcat)

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Reproduction

  • Mating Season: Really late winter when they mate, but throughout the year is possible


  • Gestation: About 50 to 70 days when the kittens are mostly born in the early spring


  • Litter size: 1 to 6 kittens are mostly start eating in 2 mounts or less they start to learn to hunt in 5 mounts when they start to get between 8 to 10 mounts old they evicted from they mom's territory.
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Adaptations

Bobcats have really good eye sight and hearing. These two help them track down small animals which they eat.Bobcats are excellent hunters, staking pray with shrank and pride they capture there pray with a great leap.(Bobcats) Even thought they are very small animals they are strong.They can carry animals twice there sizes.

Other Info

  • Bobcats used to live in the Ozarks, but in recent decades they have expanded western and northern. (Bobcat )
  • Missouri'e habitat for bobcats has been greatly reduced by hardwood forest cleaning an drying of lands.(Bobcats)
  • In Mexico, bobcats are persecuted as sheep predators and are mostly killed by farmers.(Bobcats)
  • Bobcats mostly hunt for rabbits and hares(Bobcats)
  • Bobcats usually in caves or rock shelter also it can be a hollow log if theirs no other plays it live in(Bobcats)
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