|Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)|
Lynxes have short tails, and usually some hair on the ears. They have large paws (feet) padded for walking on snow, and long whiskers on the face. The color of the body is from light brown to grey and is sometimes marked with dark brown spots, especially on the legs. They about 5 kg or about 11 pounds (approximately the size of a large Domestic Cat) and can weigh up to about 30 kg (66 pounds).
It can be found in the some places in northern Scandinavia, in North America and also in the Himalayas. Since the 1990s people try to move part of the population of the Eurasian Lynx to Germany. It can also be found in Białowieża Forest (northeastern Poland), and southern Spain.
Usually, lynxes live alone, but a group can travel and hunt together. They sleep in crevices (openings in rocks) or under rocks. It gives birth to 2 to 4 kittens at a time. It eats birds and mammals, for example, rabbits, sheep and goats. A not so common animal is the Canadian lynx. The lynx is almost identical to a regular house cat, but larger. It has a powerful body on short, furry legs attached to hefty feet, and a bobbed, black-tipped tail. Its fur is spotted and yellowish-brown to grey. It has a collar of fur around its face, giving a triangular shape. It also has long black ear tufts.
The genus Lynx [change]
- Genus Lynx
- Wozencraft W.C. 2005. Order Carnivora. In Wilson D.E.; Reeder D M. Mammal Species of the World. 3rd ed, Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 541–542. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0
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- Canada Lynx in the Southern Rockies
- The Iberian Lynx The natural history of the Iberian lynx
- Hopes raised by Spain lynx births