What Is a Bobcat Hybrid?


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A bobcat hybrid is an offspring of a bobcat and a wild cat from a different species. Examples of a bobcat hybrid are the blynx and the jungle lynx. Most hybrids are similar in form and size to bobcats with some features similar to the other species used.

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Most bobcat hybrids are the result of human interference. It is not impossible, however, for bobcats to mate with other wild cat species especially if they cannot find a member of their own species during mating season. While bobcats and other wild cat species are highly protected in some states, hybrid bobcats are not as protected and are often shot by hunters. They are also bred for their coat or pelts.

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