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Definition: bobcat from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Wild cat Lynx rufus living in a variety of habitats from southern Canada through to southern Mexico. It is similar to the lynx, but only 75 cm/2.5 ft long, with reddish fur and less well-developed ear tufts.

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Lynx Rufus – Bobcat


Summary Article: bobcat from Philip's Encyclopedia

(wild cat or red lynx) Vicious, short-tailed cat found throughout swamp, forest and grassland regions of the USA, S Canada, and Central America. Its reddish-brown coat has black spots with white underparts. The bobcat feeds on rodents and gives birth to 2-4 young following a gestation period of 50-60 days. Length: body 64-76cm (25-30in). Family Felidae; species Lynx rufus.

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