Bobcats in Tucson: A Study of Cats Living in and around the Tucson Mountains

Did you know there are bobcats in Tucson? There are—and our host, wildlife biologist Cheryl Mollohan with the organization Bobcats in Tucson, is here to tell you all about them.

This discussion covers facts about the cat family and focus on what the Bobcats in Tucson (BIT) study has learned from their radio-collared urban bobcats over the last seven months. Since it’s kitten season, Cheryl also presents updates on the five radio–collared females and kitten dens BIT has been monitoring.

About Bobcats in Tucson: BIT is a three-year study of bobcats living along the urban/wildland interface of the Tucson Mountains near Gates Pass. The project is being partially funded under a Heritage Fund Urban grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and started in late fall 2020. Learn more at bobcatsintucson.net.

About Cheryl Mollohan: Cheryl is a wildlife biologist with over 40 years of experience working with wildlife. While in Arizona, where she started her career, she researched black bears and wild turkeys and worked with teachers and Project WILD. Prior to returning to Arizona in 2018 after a 20-year stint in Ohio, she taught at Hocking College in the Wildlife Resources program for 11 years and volunteered with the Ohio Division of Wildlife on a three-year bobcat study in southeastern Ohio. She continues work on the Allegheny Woodrat, the rarest and most endangered mammal in Ohio.

 

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