WHAT IS THE LYNX?
The Lynx is found in Europe, North
American and Northern Asia. It's main habitat is
usually a forest but it is often found in scrub
lands and norther tundra. A Lynx can be anywhere
between 2-4 feet in length when fully grown, although
the Canadian Lynx is often slightly smaller then
it's Eastern counterparts. It grows from anywhere
between 15 and 40 pounds when fully grown and it's
average lifespan is 15-18 years in the wild.
The Lynx hunts alone like all other cats but when
food is scarce groups of this animal have been observed
hunting together. It also eats fish, toads, grasshoppers,
small deer, and hares which are it's favourite meal.
But it is also known to scavenge the dead caribou
carcuses and mooses. The fur is often spotted on
the lynx but the Canadian Lynx usually has a grayer
appearance. It's fur helps it hide in the snow during
it's hunt to help it lash out on unsuspecting prey.
It is also nocturnal animal, meaning it hunts mostly