20 thoughts on “Three Little Bobcat Kittens

  1. allein May 28, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Little black and white kitteh at the end: Mooommm! Get them out of my room!!!

    Did the person who found them know what kind of cats they were? Did he seriously want to give his kids wildcats for pets?

    • sepaz May 28, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      My bet is that these babies didn’t need “rescuing” by the hunter. Wild mammal parents will leave their offspring for hours at a time to hunt or forage. Wildlife experts say that if you find a baby animal in the wild, you should leave it alone and observe it from afar–for hours or even a day–to give its mama a chance to return and take care of it.

      • allein May 28, 2016 / 9:18 pm

        Maybe he just thought if he brought them to the vet they would domesticate them so he could make pets out of them…

        My friend moved into a house with woods behind it last year, and earlier in the spring she was posting videos of the litter of baby foxes whose den she could see from her backyard. Most of them didn’t include mom; just the babies playing around near the den.

  2. Mariana May 28, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    That’s it. I’m ded. Ded.
    Such a good momma cat

  3. allein May 28, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Do little bobcat kittens have mittens?
    And do they like pie?

  4. DC Cindy May 28, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    It’s Cole and Marmelade’s Dad!!!!

  5. Debg May 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    Bobcats as pets–hope the hunter got talked out of it. What precious babies, and what a great mum!

    NOMTOM! Thanks for posting Marmalade and Cole. I’ve missed them since CO shut down.

    • Mariana May 28, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      I don’t remember if CO brought me to Cole and marmalade or if it was something else but I’ve been following them since. He also puts up helpful videos

    • amyliz May 28, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      I don’t remember Cole and Marmalade from the Old Ranch but am pleased to make their acquiantance now! As for the baby bobcat, they are adorable and what a lovely mama cat to be a surrogate for them!

  6. Laura May 28, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    I can’t believe I live so close to Big Cat Rescue! I think they’re about 20 minutes from my house, seriously. I will definitely be touring and supporting them, you bet! Such a terrific organization! And I love the way they’re raising the bobcat babies with minimal human contact so they’ll be able to return to the wild, where they belong.

    • Faye May 28, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Please share. 😀

  7. Gigi_the cat lady May 28, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    The guy wanted to give bobcats to his kids as pet???
    That is wrong on so many levels.

    I love Cole and Marmalade, had not seen their baby video, sooo cute!

  8. Kar May 28, 2016 / 9:39 pm


    Yea for fostering but aren’t these guys going to be the size of mom in about a week? I would hate for them to inadvertently hurt her or their siblings trying to play.

    • George Michael Sherry May 29, 2016 / 3:57 am

      That was my reaction also. I was reminded of the episode in Bambi’s Children (a very inferior book compared to Bambi, but I enjoyed them both when I was a child) where a cuckoo leaves an egg in a finch’s nest and the baby cuckoo is as big as the adult finches in a matter of days. That fostering relationship does not seem like a long-term solution.

      That said, a rescue organization probably knows what it’s doing, so maybe they have a Plan B (or Plan A, Part 2) for when the bobcats are as big as the adult domestic cat and are still nursing.

  9. sugitomo May 28, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    What an absolutely sweet, loving mama cat! And with so many cute, squee-worthy tuxie babies of her own. I hope the little bobcats thrive and can go back to the wild soon.

    • Mariana May 29, 2016 / 11:16 am

      This video is from 2010. I checked their YouTube channel and yes, I believe they were all reintroduced in the wild

  10. Juno May 31, 2016 / 10:46 am

    I had to laugh at the bit when he said the babies also accepted the mom. Uh . . . YEAH. The Milk Bar was open–it’s not like they had to think about it!

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