Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are the smaller of the two native felids living in Grand Canyon National Park, the larger being the mountain lion. These cats are common, but rarely seen, members of Grand Canyon's nocturnal community. They spend most of their days denning in rock crevices or in the hollows of trees and generally hunt by night. While they principally feed on small mammals (like squirrels and rabbits) and birds, they are capable of bringing down animals as large as deer.
To avoid confusing these felids with feral or other cats, look for these characteristics:
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Last updated: August 11, 2015