The Bobcat

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The Bobcat

This species of wild cat is the most common species of wild cat in North America. It is named after its short bobbed tail. They are fairly big cats but similar in appearance to its cousin, the lynx as they have coat shades of beige and brown with spotted or lined markings in a very dark colour. They are from 17-23 inches high and 25-41 inches long. Males will usually weigh from 16-28 lbs and females will usually weigh 10-18 lbs. This wild cat will usually live up to 14 years. They will feed on animals along the line of birds, rodents bats and even adult deer. They live in the deserts and forests of South Canada, USA and Mexico. The species of wildcat is endangered because farmers will kill them if they catch them taking ny of their livestock and because of limited habitat range from the expanding human population and habitat destruction.



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