Bobcat Research in Florida Swamp Corridor

Posted Wednesday May 31, 2017 by wf_admin

During one summer in the Orlando region, bobcats could be seen wearing radio-telemetry collars, thanks to Wildlife Forever. The study involved collaring 19 bobcats to determine the cat’s travel patterns and habitat needs. In this study, bobcats were used as a “surrogate” species for the endangered Florida panther and black bears. All three species have approximately the same habitat needs. The results of the study will provide wildlife managers with information to identify, design, and preserve a suitable corridor in central Florida.