Close shot of a bobcat's face


At 19 years old, Better is a senior citizen. He has grown from being feisty and loud to a gentle, slow-moving cat who quietly observes ranch activities from his yard. He’s a former animal actor who retired from filmmaking. His favorite snack is a fresh whole fish and he enjoys resting by a running stream.

Animal Fact

There are at least one million bobcats living in North America, with their range covering much of Mexico, the United States, and southern Canada. They are solitary creatures (World Atlas).

Photos of Better

Stories About Better

Note: Many of our posts are collections of stories about multiple animals at Earthfire. The animal you’re looking for may not be shown in these post previews, but each post does contain a relevant story. 

Bobcat walking through deep snow

Winter and an aging bobcat with arthritis? Not a great mix. Better the Bobcat has been ailing for some time. We’ve been trying to figure out what mix of supplements,...

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