Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary (FWH) rescued two sibling bobcat kittens on June 1 after they were found struggling in a backyard pond.
One of the kittens, a male, did not survive.
The female was doing well, but FWH said lone bobcat kittens do not usually thrive in captivity, so it was important to get the kitten a friend.
FWH said it found a candidate at Back to Nature in Kissimmee. The female was very tame so it was important to house her with a wild bobcat so “she could learn how to be wild herself,” FWC said.
PALM COAST, Fla. — After the two were together for a month, FWH said “it was decided that the second bobcat was not becoming wilder and would not be releasable.”
The female kitten was sent to a facility with other display bobcats, where she became friends with another female kitten and exhibited wild behavior, FWH said.
The pair will be released in November, FWH said.
Funding for FWH comes from memberships, donations and grants.