A prowling bobcat by Shenandoah National Park

Where are they from?

Bobcats are spread throughout North America, from Mexico to Canada, save Alaska. They are equip to live in many different habitats and conditions.

What do they eat?

Bobcats are carnivorous, meaning they only eat meat. They hunt mammals like rabbits, birds, and mice. They also occasionally eat lizards, deer, and remains of dead animals.

How do they act?

They are nocturnal, meaning they’re mostly active during the night. They sleep in dens, and often have multiple spread across their territory, which they defend intensely. They mark their territory with urine and scratches on trees.

Are they endangered?

Bobcats are listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Mammal Moment

Though they are only about the size of two house cats put together, bobcats have the ability to kill things much larger than themselves, such as deer and livestock.


Why do you think many sports teams are named after Wildcats?


Sources: https://a-z-animals.com/animals/bobcat/