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.
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.
Length: 2.5-3 feet (0.7-0.9 m). Height: up to 2 feet (0.6 m) to the shoulder.
10-25 pounds (4.5-11.3 kg)
Up to 15 years.
cold conifer forests
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