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Bobcat Fun Facts

BobcatBobcats received their name because of their short tails that “bob.”

Bobcats are 2 to 3 1/2 feet long, weighing 15-30 lbs—only twice as big as a house cat.

Wildcats are bobcats.

Bobcat is grouped with other four medium-sized cats as part of the lynx family. The Canada lynx, Eurasian lynx, Iberian lynx, and bobcats.

Bobcats are different from the other lynxes in that lynxes normally have no stripes, only spots; bobcats have both. Also a lynx’s ears have longer tufts (except the Canada lynx); a bobcat’s ears have small tufts..

Bobcats are great hunters. They sneak up on their prey and can leap 10 feet to get their prey.