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Scientific Name: Felis rufus
Range & Habitat: Deserts, woodlands and forests of the United States, southern Canada, and parts of Mexico
Size: Weighs 13-35 pounds; tail is 5-7 inches
Life Span: Up to 15 years
Gestation: 60 days; 2-4 young
Wild Diet: Hares, cottontail rabbits, rodents, wild turkey, deer
Zoo Diet: Mazuri small feline diet, bones
Habits: Bobcats have large, thickly padded paws to aid them in moving over the snow.
Solitary animals, they live in well-marked territories. They are creatures of habit, using the same trails and trees in their area. Their den is usually well-concealed, usually in a dense thicket, hollow tree, or rock cavity.
Mating occurs in late winter; female reproduces every two years. Up to five young are born in the spring.
Ranging up to ten miles nightly, the bobcat is an adept and patient hunter, often waiting at a burrow entrance for a long time for a rodent to come out.