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Lynx(Lynx canadensis) informations, facts -

Lynx(Lynx canadensis)

Lynx(Lynx canadensis) is known by the tuft of black hair on the tips of its ears and its short or bobbed tail. In fact, one species of lynx is called a bobcat. The lynx is a solitary cat that haunts the remote northern forests of North America, Europe, and Asia. A lynx is any of the four species within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx. The name lynx originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word, derived from the Indo-European in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes. All Lynx species are obligate carnivores and feed primarily on small game, such as hare, rabbits, and rodents.



Common Name: Lynx
Scientific Name: Lynx canadensis
Other Name: Bobcat

Scientific Classification 

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Genus: Lynx Kerr
Group: Mammal
Number of Species: 4
Conservation Status: Not extinct

Living & Habitat

Living Locations: North America, Europe, and Asia
Habitat: Moist, Boreal forests(Winter area)

Physical Classification

Color: Red, Blue, Green, Grey
Skin Type: Fur
Weight: 8 kg to 30 kg (Approx)
Size: 70 cm to 110 cm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 80 km/h(Approx)


Diet: Carnivore
Favorite Food: Hares
Predators: Wolves


Lifestyle: Nocturnal
Group Behaviour: Pride
Lifespan: Up to 12 to 20 Years
Age of Sexual Maturity: 2 to 3 Years
Incubation Period: 5 Months
Average Litter Size: 2 to 3
Name of baby: Kittens
Age of Weaning: 6 Months


  • Lynx catch their prey they may decide to save some of the animals under layers of snow to eat later.
  • Lynx wears thick fur coats, which help them survive the cold weather. Their coats are light brown and covered with black marks or spots.
  • The Eurasian lynx is the largest of the four species of lynx in the world. The Siberian lynx is the largest of the sub-species of Eurasian Lynx, with males weighing up to 38 kg.
  • Lynx are very mysterious animals and have earned themselves the nickname "shadow of the forest".
  • A lynx can jump 2m in the air to strike at a game bird as it takes off from the ground.
  • Most of the lynx live in very cold climates and can be found in forests, prairies, and shrublands.
  • In the wild, the Canadian Linx has a lifespan of up to 15 years. In captivity, they can survive even longer up to 20 years. Some are live up to 25 years.
  • Females do not build nests. They prefer a natural, concealed lair to raise their young.


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