Ad

Canada Lynx facts (Lynx canadensis)

f-canada-lynx-facts-4leggers-com

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

One of the most elusive and rarely seen mammals in the wild, lynx sightings are so uncommon that national parks keep records of sightings to verify the animal’s presence in the area. Wildlife spectators often confuse bobcats for lynx, but given the sparsity of sightings the vast majority of people have claimed to seen a lynx most likely saw a bobcat.

f-canadian-lynx-tracks-4leggers-comDESCRIPTION:
Distinguish from bobcat: black rings on tail are complete; tail tip solid black; longer ear tufts; larger track. Solitary, diurnal and nocturnal.

APPEARANCE:
Gray brown fur with white, buff, brown on throat and ruff; tufted ears; short tail; hind legs longer than front. Wide paws with fur in and around pads; allows lynx to run across snow.

According to the IUCN this species is considered LEAST CONCERN (lowest threat level).
According to the IUCN this species is considered LEAST CONCERN (lowest threat level).

 

LENGTH:
Length: 2.5-3 feet (0.7-0.9 m). Height: up to 2 feet (0.6 m) to the shoulder.

WEIGHT:
10-25 pounds (4.5-11.3 kg)

LIFE SPAN:
Up to 15 years.

THREAT LEVEL:
Least concern

HABITAT:
cold conifer forests

f-canada-lynx-scat-4leggers-comDIET:
Eats primarily snowshoe hares, especially in winter; also rodents, rabbits, birds, red squirrels, and other small mammals, particularly in summer.

 

 

 

-4L-

#CanadaLynx #CanadianLynx #Lynx #wildlife #animals #4L #4leggers

FacebooktwitterpinterestyoutubetumblrFacebooktwitterpinterestyoutubetumblr
Ad