How much bigger is a lynx than a bobcat?

How much bigger is a lynx than a bobcat?

On our list of the biggest cats in the world, you'll see that Canada Lynx may reach up to about 26 pounds (12 kg) while the biggest bobcats may weigh up to 44 pounds!

Can a bobcat and lynx mate?

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) and Lynx (Lynx canadensis) share the same genus making them closely related. The fact that they could possibly interbreed was hardly surprising since for thousands of years humans have been genetically engineering a specific farm animal – a cross between a donkey and a horse – the mule.

What is the difference between a bobcat and a wild cat?

Bobcats, sometimes called wildcats, are roughly twice as big as the average housecat. They have long legs, large paws, and tufted ears similar to those of their larger relative, the Canada lynx. Most bobcats are brown or brownish red with a white underbelly and short, black-tipped tail.

Why do lynx and bobcats have short tails?

BOBCATS ARE SO NAMED BECAUSE OF THEIR TAILS. Though many felines have long, sinuous tails, an adult bobcat's averages just 6 to 7 inches in length; the word bobcat is a reference to this stubby appendage. (In barbershop lingo, hair that's been cut short is sometimes called "bobbed.")