Do bobcats live in the UK?


No, they don’t live in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). Although I could stop there I’ll add two more pieces of information. The bobcat is part of the lynx family which comprises the Canada lynx, the Eurasian lynx and the Iberian lynx in addition to the bobcat. The lynx was resident …

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Rewilding of Lynx to UK Looks More Likely

Iberian lynx

The current fragile success of the recovery of the Iberian lynx population in Spain and Portugal provides encouragement for those in Britain who wish to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx (a larger lynx species) to un-fenced private estates in the UK, particularly in Norfolk, Cumbria, Northumberland and Aberdeenshire. You may remember that there are proposals …

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The Iberian lynx faces extinction in Spain. Relocate some to the UK.

Anne-Marie Hodge writing for the Ecology Global Network paints a bleak picture of the survival of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), the rarest of all wild cat species. She says that climate change is an added factor in the demise of this species where it lives, in two small areas in southwestern Spain. Climate …

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Lynx Cat

4th August 2008: Today I read that the Lynx cat may be reintroduced into the UK. That is a big step. Are we reaching a turning point in our approach towards wildlife and, my area of interest, wild cats? [quick note: the reason why I am calling this cat the “Lynx cat” is because …

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