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Bobcat
( Lynx rufus )

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The Bobcat lives in southern parts of Canada, in the United States and in Mexico. Its fur has got a greyish colour but its colouration may vary depending on the area it inhabits. Its weight is about 15-20 pounds while females are lighter. Its length does not exceed 50 inches. Its muscular legs allow the bobcat to climb the trees at a remarkable speed.
Its diet mainly consists of hares, rabbits, rodents, birds and so on. It is a patient hunter using its perfect senses to succeed. It hunts in territory which is marked by its urine and feces. Lynx rufus is generally a solitary animal spending only little time with the opposite sex mostly because of mating. On the average the gestation period lasts 60 days afterwards the female bobcat gives birth to 1 young a year. Their average longevity is up to 12 years.




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