Bobcat is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
In Real Life
Native to the North American Continent, the Bobcat's habitats range from the southern fringes of Canada to as deep south as central Mexico. Extremely versatile, it is capable of living in environments such as : urban borders, forests, semi deserts, swampland, and wooded areas. Although it faces extreme competition from other 2nd tier predators and is prey to the coyote, populations of bobcats have been resilient and continue to survive. It prefers woodlands, but has been sighted in many contrasting environments, from the swamps of Florida, the deserts of Texas, and even in central New York. Farther north, populations decrease, as the Bobcat does not handle heavy snow well. It's feet are not padded like those of the Canadian lynx, and so mobility across snow drifts is compromised.
The Bobcat is able to survive long periods without food, but tends to gorge itself when food is readily plentiful. It's primary food source is comprised of hares and rabbits, with other prey including : chickens, geese, small birds, rodents, deer, and insects. Occasionally, Bobcats also pose a threat to livestock, with Bobcats killing 11,000 sheep in 2004. Like many other cats, the Bobcat is able of bringing down prey much larger that itself. During the winter months when food is scarce, the Bobcat has been noted to hunt and kill deer up to 8 times the weight of the Bobcat itself.
It has a gray/brown coat, with stripes interspersed. It's name comes from it's black tipped stubby tail.
Bobcats can live up to 10 years long at the maximum. In captivity, the maximum age increases, with the highest record being 32 years old. By the 2nd summer, Bobcats can begin breeding. However, it is possible for the females to be capable of reproduction as early as their first year. Males and females are not limited to one mate, and can mate with many other individuals. The female takes care of the kittens alone. With litters ranging from 1 to 6 kittens, they are capable of travelling with the mother as early as 3 months into their lifespans, and will leave their mother a few months after their first year.