Steel was found and confiscated by the Clark County Animal Control after he had escaped from a Las Vegas apartment. The owner, who had purchased Steel as a kitten from an out-of-state breeder, was given 24 hours to find a sanctuary that would accept him for placement. And as a result, the owner contacted us here at Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary.
Steel is one year older than bobcats Gidget, Petey and Mandy, and has come to enjoy interacting with the three after a slow introduction. From time to time though, he gets annoyed by the trio’s constant stream of energy. And when this happens, you can usually find him relaxing by himself on his platform. Although very gentle, Steel is the largest and most dominant of the group.
Bobcats can be found throughout most the US and can live up to 15 years in the wild and up to 30 in captivity. Although generally solitary in the wild, female bobcats have been known to share overlapping territory. Although not considered endangered, they commonly fall victim to hunting and trapping due to their fine furs.
Common Name: Bobcat
Age: 5 years old
Price to Adopt: $60