North American Bobcat

(lynx rufus) Photo: Winterman's Wildlife Images My name is “Sapphire.”  I am a North American Bobcat and my species is indigenous to the State of Florida.  My original owner lived in California. When his fiancee demanded “me or the cat” he drove her cross country to live with us at Bear Creek.  Now, I have a family and I am happy!  My handsome mate is named “Crockett” and I have a spoiled, and beautiful daughter named “Tiger Lily.” We also have “Sweet Pea”- sister wife to Crockett. She is a Texas range bobcat from Arkansas, donated by a rescue to enrich the breeding program at Bear Creek.

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Melanistic Geoffrey’s Cat

(oncifelas geoffroyi)

melanistic geoffroy catMy name is “Panther” because I am ebony with very faint spots and I resemble a South American Puma. I weigh less than 10 pounds as a full grown female! But don’t let my small size fool you, I am not a housecat and quite fierce and quite shy. You may see my mate, “Brewster Cogburn” who is more outgoing.

The Geoffrey’s cat is protected by “CITES Appendix I” in all ranges where I exist in the wild. I am extremely endangered….only a few of my kind live in captivity in North America.

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(herpailurus yaguarundi)

jaguarundiWe are Jaguarundis. It is BCFC’s mission to confirm that we exist in the Florida Wilds! We are native to Central & South America and have migrated up into Texas. People at BCFC contend that we made it over into Florida many year ago, so they have launched “The Search for Littlefoot” in Tate’s Hell State Management Area, near Carrabelle, Florida, to prove our existance in the Sunshine State.

jaguarundi breeding in florida

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Geoffroy’s Cat

(oncifelas geoffroyi)

geoffroys-catMy name is “Brewster Cogburn” and I am a rare, Argentinian Geoffroy’s Cat. I may be enticing, but watch out! Don’t get too close to my enclosure because I may try to take a swipe at you. I live with my mate “Panther” in the shade of 100 year old Oak trees.

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Florida Panther – Dani

(puma concolor coryi)

florida panther breedingMy name is “Dani” and I am a high percentage Florida Panther. I am a small female and, as a full grown adult, I weigh only about 60 pounds. I am proud to be a part of BCFC’s conservation breeding program with my mate “Saint.”

I was originally gifted to a 13 year old boy as a kitten. At 6 months, his parents rehomed me when the boy discovered girls, and lost interest in taking care of me. 

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