Canada lynx

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Canada lynx
Canada lynx by Michael Zahra.jpg
Scientific classification
L. canadensis
Binomial name
Lynx canadensis
Kerr, 1792
Canada Lynx area.png
Canada lynx range

The Canada lynx is a species of lynx which lives on the taiga. It is about twice the size of a domestic cat, and eats mice, ground squirrels, and lemming. and young deer. The lynx's favorite food is the snowshoe hare, which makes up 60% to 97% of its diet. This wild animal is not endangered (except in the southern 48 states of the US). It is of "least concern" (IUCN). Humans hunt them for their beautiful, thick fur.

It has tufts on its ears whose function is probably social signalling.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nowell, K. (2008). "Lynx canadensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 March 2009.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern