Learn About Patrick

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 25yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 10-12yrs
  • Length: 3ft
  • Weight: 15-30lbs
  • Height: 2ft (at shoulder)
  • Range in the Wild: North America
  • Habitat in the Wild: Diverse - forests, swamps, deserts, near urban interface
  • Diet: Carnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: reptiles, small mammals, birds
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: donated meats, venison, elk, poultry
    • Gender: Male
    • Birth: August 2013
    • Arrival: September 2014

Previously house pets, Patrick and Mariah are sibling bobcats were born in captivity and legally obtained by their previous owner at 8 weeks old where they were heavily socialized and well taken care of. Their owner became ill and under doctor’s orders, was forced to find a suitable home for them. She contacted our facility and we were able to allow permanent placement of the bobcats in September 2014. They are both spayed/neutered and declawed. Mariah is smaller than Patrick and is a lot more vocal, especially at mealtime.