Bobcats Stalk Onto Stamps: New Definitive Stamp Released Today

It’s finally here! The new is available now!

The bobcat is a medium-size cat, and is a proficient hunter, stalking its prey with patience and stealth. Much of its diet consists of rabbits and rodents, but the bobcat is not particular when it comes to choosing its next meal.

Bobcats are found in a wide range of terrestrial environments, including mountains, forests, and deserts. Their coats can range in color from beige to brown, with dark spots and stripes. Tufts of fur on the tips of their ears, and short bobbed tails, help distinguish bobcats from other felines. Bobcats are mostly nocturnal and live in solitude, finding dens in caves or rocks. They mark their territory with their scent. In the wild, bobcats can live more than 12 years.

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Nationally-known illustrator Nancy Stahl used photographs of bobcats as the basis for her highly stylized design. The bobcat’s golden eyes and pink nose make a striking contrast with its fur, rendered in shades of brown. Stahl has created illustrations for several stamp issuances, including Florida Panther (2007), Dragonfly (2008), and Dolphin (2009, reprint 2011), designed in a similar graphic style. Her illustration for the Save Vanishing Species semipostal (2011), featured a portrait of an Amur tiger cub.

The Bobcat stamp is being issued as a 1-cent stamp in rolls of 3,000.