Animals & Wildlife Magazine

Featured Animal: Bobcat

By Azanimals @azanimals
Bobcat Bobcats are widespread and adaptable predators across North America. They share the genus Lynx with the Canadian lynx, but they are a separate species with physical differences. Bobcats are usually more heavily spotted than the lynx. They have smaller feet and larger ears. They tend to have a more aggressive temperament and have been known to run the much larger lynx off of food. The bobcat's ears do have small tufts on the end like those of the lynx.

Bobcat Although the bobcat shares many characteristics with the Canadian Lynx, the bobcat is smaller than the lynx at about double the size of a domestic cat.

Bobcat
Bobcats eat mainly birds and rabbits but also eat fish and insects, that the bobcat hunts for at night. The bobcat tends stay in wooded areas and many bobcats are also found in the mountain regions of North America. Bobcats do fairly well in suburban environments and can be seen hunting at dawn and dusk.

Bobcat
The bobcat, like many other feline species, is highly territorial and a very solitary animal, with bobcats only really coming together to breed. Some female bobcat territories do overlap however, but the bobcat individuals mark their roaming grounds using urine and distinctive claw markings on the surrounding rocks and trees. Except at mating time bobcats avoid each other to reduce the liklihood of getting injured in a fight. This would make them unable to hunt and take care of themselves.

The bobcat has been hunted by humans for hundreds of years both for the fur for sport. The bobcat population however, appears to have suffered little and the bobcat has therefore shown itself to be a very resilient species of animal.

The bobcat is thought to have dominated its environment for thousands of years, with the bobcat having roots in Native American folklore and in tales of the first European settlers in the Northern USA and Canada. Bobcats are able to crossbreed with lynx in captivity. Commercial fur producers have done this in order to get the more vivid spotting pattern of the bobcat and the softer, longer, and denser fur and greater size of the lynx. Bobcats can also hybridize with domestic cats if raised with them. Otherwise they would consider them prey.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Tulip Stairs

    Tulip Stairs

    The first geometric, self-supporting spiral staircase in Britain is in the Queen's House, Greenwich. It is 'geometric' because each step supports the stair... Read more

    9 hours, 9 minutes ago by   Carolineld
    CULTURE, DESTINATIONS, HISTORY
  • Playing Under the Sea at Palau by Jennifer Avventura

    Playing Under Palau Jennifer Avventura

    Last year, I was given a super-duper under water camera, and I’ve had a ton of fun playing under the sea at Palau, Sardinia, Italy. Read more

    9 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Jenniferavventura
    DESTINATIONS, EXPAT, TRAVEL
  • How to Get a Thai Tax ID Without a Work Permit (Digital Nomads)

    Thai Without Work Permit (Digital Nomads)

    In this article, I am going to show you how to get your very own Thai tax ID to pay taxes in Thailand without having a work permit. I'll also explain in this... Read more

    9 hours, 19 minutes ago by   Harvie
    EXPAT, TRAVEL
  • Full Length Swimsuits Are This Summer Trends

    Full Length Swimsuits This Summer Trends

    This summer, the silhouette does not matter so much! Swimsuits in trends are so varied, from cuts and materials to prints, that choosing the most suitable... Read more

    10 hours, 2 minutes ago by   Poundtravel
    TRAVEL
  • Gremlin (2017)

    Gremlin (2017)

    Director: Ryan Bellgardt Writer: Ryan Bellgardt, Josh McKamie, Andy Swanson (Screenplay) Starring: Adam Hampton, Kristy K Boone, Catcher Stair, Katie Burgess,... Read more

    11 hours, 16 minutes ago by   Newguy
    CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Bandcamp Bonanza – Strummed By Solstice

    Bandcamp Bonanza Strummed Solstice

    What a great week at camp we had. Just as Summer solstice slams us with record heat, the camp treasure chest opens its casket to uncover a rare combination of... Read more

    13 hours, 22 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Carpe Carmina Celebrates VIII (feat. Yarbo)

    Carpe Carmina Celebrates VIII (feat. Yarbo)

    Let's not shed a tear for today's the antepenultimate artistic contribution carpe carmina celebrates can present to you, on the contrary let's seize the moment... Read more

    13 hours, 23 minutes ago by   Vanessa Holthausen
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC