Bobcats are common residents on the Navajo Nation. They are most common in the forested areas especially within the Chuska Mountain, Defiance Plateau and Black Mesa. They are also commonly seen in desert environments. Bobcats are carnivores and opportunistic in their feeding habits. This means that they will feed on just about any animal that they can catch that are smaller than themselves.
Bobcats are named "Náshdóíłbái" in the Navajo language and are respected and greatly honored by the Navajo People.