Bobcats generally have spots, and although they have ear tufts like a lynx, the tufts are generally quite a bit smaller.
Bobcats in this ecosystem
There are bobcats all around the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, but you’re unlikely to see one in the wild.
Bobcats are generally solitary animals, keeping their own territories, which can be as big as 40 square miles in some parts of the country. Unlike most cats, the males are more tolerant about overlapping territories than the females, who prefer a strictly solitary life.
Bobcats are carnivores, eating rabbits, rodents, birds, and even small deer and adult pronghorns.
At the Sanctuary, chicken is our bobcat’s primary food, supplemented with rats, mice, and big bones to chew on.
Bobcats are most active around twilight, although their schedule shifts in cold winter weather, when they’re more active during the day.
BEHAVIOR & Lifespan
Bobcats typically live for about 7 years, and rarely over 10.