Streaming live from Big Cat Rescue, the Bobcat Cam lets you keep up with these amazing cats at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.
Bobcats, sometimes called wildcats or the red lynx, are roughly twice the size of an average housecat. This North American cat is named after its short black-tipped tail which appears as if it has been cut or “ bobbed “ Bobcats are generally brown or reddish brown with long legs, large paws and distinctive tufted ears. They are nocturnal, elusive creatures and are rarely seen by people.
Female Bobcats den in caves, rock piles, hollow trees, brush piles and abandoned beaver lodges. The gestation period is 60 to 70 days and an average litter size is 3 kittens. Only the female provides parental care to the kittens. A female will have several den sites while rearing her kittens and she will move them constantly in order to keep them safe from predators.
Although capable of killing prey larger than themselves, their diet usually consists of rabbits, birds, mice, squirrels, and other smaller game. Bobcats hunt with stealth both stalking and ambushing their prey. If they have leftover food, they will hide the kill and revisit until the rest is mostly consumed.