Latest Bobcat Stories

2009-06-15 06:45:00

In up-and-coming industrial nations like China and Russia, growing upper-middle classes have sparked a boom in demand for a number of luxury items.  One of the newest fads "” opulent fur coats made of bobcat pelts "” has triggered fears amongst environmentalists that the elusive cats may become victims of over-trapping as the price for their furs soar in response to exploding demand. A single bobcat hide can now command a market price of up to $550, a reward that has ushered...

2008-12-10 22:08:05

A Santa Claus posing with pets at a New Jersey Petsmart store says a bobcat brought in by a woman scratched and bit his hand and arm. Jonathan Bebbington, who was dressed as Santa for the Santa Paws charity event in Hamilton Township, said the cat bit him several times during his 5-minute struggle with it, WMGM-TV in Linwood, N.J., reported Wednesday. The feline's owner, who told volunteers her pet had been shipped from Wyoming for $1,500, left with the bobcat after the incident without...

2008-11-12 09:00:39

Bobcat Gas Storage, its owners Haddington Energy Partners III LP and GE Energy Financial Services, announced today they have introduced one of the newest natural gas storage facilities in the United States. The first cavern, which has completed its first week of successful commercial operations, is fully subscribed with customers. A second cavern is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2009. After nearly three years of planning, permitting, construction and receipt of final...

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Kozlowski, Adam J Gese, Eric M; Arjo, Wendy M ABSTRACT. - Successful coexistence of sympatric canid species often relies on the subdominant species' ability to reduce competition through the differential selection of niche space. Information regarding the process of niche selection and its effect on the structure of canid communities in the Great Basin Desert is unavailable. From Dec. 1999 to Aug. 2001, we quantified the spatial, dietary and temporal resource overlap of kit foxes (Vulpes...

2008-06-25 12:00:00

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jun. 25--APPLE VALLEY -- A bobcat was spotted touring a neighborhood Monday morning, according to Kathie Martin spokeswoman for the town of Apple Valley. At about 9:30 a.m., a person reported they saw what they believed was a mountain lion in a neighbor's yard located near Shasta and Symeron roads, Martin said. While animal control officials did find tracks, they were not able to locate the animal, according to officials....

2005-07-13 06:43:55

DENVER -- A record 46 kittens were born to transplanted lynx in Colorado this spring, and some of the mothers are settling down with the same mate year after year, giving researchers hope that a 6-year reintroduction program is paying off. "It is another excellent lynx reproduction season," said Tanya Shenk, a researcher for the state Division of Wildlife. "We are starting to see a stable social structure evolve and family relationships become established." Researchers found litters spread...

2005-06-07 07:10:00

BRIMSON, Minn. (AP) -- It was only five years ago that some biologists declared lynx all but eliminated from Minnesota. But when they started looking hard, researchers found lynx across St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties of northeastern Minnesota. Last year, a lynx den was discovered in Minnesota for the first time in more than 20 years. Lynx No. 13 growled a warning at the researchers who came to weigh and tag her four kittens. The mother lynx watched from 20 feet away, never coming closer...

Latest Bobcat Reference Libraries

2007-01-19 12:56:54

The bobcat (Lynx rufus, or commonly Felis rufus) is a wild cat native to North America. They are found mostly in the United States, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. The bobcat is an adaptable animal that inhabits wooded areas as well as semi-desert, urban, and swampland environments. They live in a set home range that shifts in size with the season. They utilize several methods to mark their territorial boundaries including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. In appearance, the...

2007-01-19 12:44:27

The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a close relative of the Eurasian Lynx. The Canada Lynx is more similar to the Bobcat than to the Eurasian Lynx. This cat is found in northern forests across almost all of Canada and Alaska. In addition there are large lynx populations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The Canada Lynx is rare in Utah, Minnesota, and New England. Reintroduction efforts in Colorado have been ongoing since 1999, with the first wild-born kittens confirmed in 2003. There...

2007-01-19 12:40:24

The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat of European and Siberian forests. It is one of the major predators. It has grey to reddish fur with black spots. The pattern of the fur is variable. Lynxes prey on hares, rodents, foxes, and even roe deer.

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