Cougars and Bobcats and Lynxes Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Cougars and Bobcats and Lynxes
A comparison and contrast of the cats of Yellowstone National Park - cougars (Felis concolor), bobcats (Felix rufus) and lynxes (Felis lynx canadensis).
# 119707 | 2,627 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on May 20, 2010 in Biology (Zoology) , Biology (Ecology)

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This paper examines cougars (Felis concolor), bobcats (Felix rufus) and lynxes (Felis lynx canadensis) - the cats of Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding ecosystem. The paper describes the special characteristics of each cat and looks at their similarities and differences. Photographs and explanatory graphs are included with the paper.

Table of Contents:
Lynx (Felis lynx canadensis)
Bobcat (Felix lynx rufus)
Cougar (Felis Concolor)

From the Paper:

"All the large cats of Yellowstone and the GYE as well as those in surrounding parts of the country are finally making a comeback. It would be disastrous for their populations to decline again because of the ignorance of those who live in their habitats or developing the last bits of habitat that they have. There needs to be so much more study of these animals to determine a way to continue to live in harmony with these cats. There has been a good start made with surveys and radiotracking collars that tell us more about them. There is no way that we can live in harmony with the predators without knowing anything about them. Study and research is the only way that we will save the cougars, bobcats and lynx."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beier Paul, Choate David, Barrett Reginald. 1995. "Movement Patterns of Mountain Lions During Different Behaviors." Journal of Mammalogy 76(4): 1056-1070.
  • "Bobcat." 2005. <> accessed Jan 2, 2006.
  • Butts, T.W. 1992, Sept. "Lynx (Felis lynx): Biology, Management, and Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. Prepared for the U.S. Forest Service Northern Region.
  • Cahalane, Victor. 1948, Aug. "The Status of Mammals in the U.S. National Park System, 1947." Journal of Mammalogy 29(3): 247-259.
  • Consolo Murphy, S. and M. Meagher. In press. The status of wolverine, lynx, and fisher in Yellowstone National Park. Predators and ecosystems: proceedings of the third biennial conference on the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Northern Rockies Cons. Coop., Jackson, WY.

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