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Bobcat

Lynx rufus

Family

Felidae, the cat family.

Conservation Status

Least Concern, IUCN; common

Distribution

Temperate and subtropical North America.

Habitat

Most habitats, but prefer rough, rocky country interspersed with dense cover and abundant prey.

Factoid

Bobcats get their name from their short, stubby tails, and their bobbing gait.

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