I took the photo of this fine fellow – a Florida Bobcat – at Flamingo Gardens, in Davie, Florida. All of the animals at Flamingo Gardens are being rehabilitated due to an injury they’d suffered in the wild. However, I’m not sure why this regal guy needs to be rehabilitated.
Many times Flamingo Gardens rescue animals that had been pets, until they got too big or unruly to handle. This creates a problem for the once domesticated, but born to be wild, animal. They lose the ability to act like a wild animal. They they don’t know how to hunt for themselves and if left alone, could die in the wild.
There are two Bobcats on hand at Flamingo Gardens. Their habitat is lush and green and there are plenty of trees for shade. When it’s hot, they have a cave to cool off in, and a little pond to play and bathe in. It’s quite the life they have!
It’s fun to see the two Bobcats play together; they are just like kids rough-housing together. When the weather is cool, they are especially frisky! It’s such a treat to see them.
This is my entry for the weekly photo challenge by WordPress.