Bobcat

Bobcat

This adorable female bobcat (Lynx rufus), who was born in May 2017, was given to the Foundation as a gift to join our native species education program. The bobcat is a muscular cat, with its hind legs longer than its front legs giving it a bobbing gait. The bobcat’s coat varies in color but is generally tan to grayish-brown, with black streaks on the body and dark bars on the forelegs and tail. The bobcat’s ears are black-tipped and pointed with short, black tufts. The spotted pattern acts as camouflage for the bobcat. Melanistic bobcats have been sighted in Florida with black coat color but...

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