Last year, Keira, our female bobcat gave birth to three bobcat kittens on May 5. All of them grew up and lived together in our exhibit. In the wild, after a year, bobcat kittens typically disperse from their mother and go off to create a new family. Here at ZooAmerica, we have tried to imitate that natural instinct by taking one of the young female bobcats and sending her to a new home at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. We still currently house the mother and her male and female kittens that are now as big as her! We will continue to keep all three unless they demonstrate to us that they need to be separated. They are currently showing good behaviors towards one another and it is likely that will thrive together for their lives here at the zoo.
Here are a few pictures from last year when the kittens were still small: