Canada lynx

A powerful hunter with adaptations like no other, navigating the snowy terrain of North America’s forests

Keith Williams

A majestic feline that is native to the boreal forests of North America. Don’t let its fluffy appearance fool you – this cat is a skilled hunter and expert survivor in harsh environments. Its distinctive ear tufts and snowshoe-like paws are just some adaptations that help it thrive in snowy landscapes.

But despite its impressive hunting skills, the Canada Lynx faces numerous threats. Climate change, habitat loss, and hunting have all taken a toll on this beautiful cat. With its populations dwindling in many parts of its range, conservation efforts are critical to ensure this iconic species continues to roam the forests of North America.


Population est.
United States

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No