Rescue Story: A young couple decided to buy a bobcat kitten from a breeder in Oklahoma, as they were assured by the breeder that Dillian would make a good pet for their young children. They were told that if they did not feed the bobcat any raw meat then he would mature to be docile. Once weaned, Dillian was switched to canned tuna and chicken, resulting in serious consequences for his health. Bobcats are known to be very territorial, so it was no surprise that Dillian bit the couple’s five-year-old son on the shoulder and would not let go. While he did not break the skin, Dillian did successfully open the parents’ eyes to what bobcats can, and will do. Dillian arrived at Turpentine Creek in 2006 malnourished and fragile due to his inadequate diet, but was quickly nursed back to health.
More about Dillian: Dillian enjoys lounging on the higher benches in his habitat as much as he enjoys running around with his enrichment. He will happily run to the fence to greet his keepers and loves climbing into the scented cardboard boxes! He resides down in Rescue Ridge to enjoy quiet days filled with enrichment.