Canadian Lynx

Interesting Facts: The Canadian Lynx is also known as: North American Lynx Canada Lynx

Main Characteristics: The Canadian Lynx is a medium sized cat and they have a body length between 0.8 and 1 m (2.5 - 3.3 ft), a tail length between 5 and 14 cms (2 - 5.5 inches) and they weigh between 8 and 14 Kgs (18 - 31 lbs). They are silver grey/brown in colour. Habitat: Canadian Lynx are found in the forested areas of Alaska, Canada and northern USA. They are solitary and mainly nocturnal.Diet: Canadian Lynx mainly feed on rodents, hares and birds. Breeding: After a gestation period of 63 - 70 days, a litter of 1 - 8 cubs are born. They are weaned at 3 - 5 months old and they reach sexual maturity between 1 and 2 years of age. Predators:Humans,Wolves and Bears are predators of Canadian Lynx. Subspecies: Subspecies of the Canadian Lynx include:Lynx canadensis canadensis Lynx canadensis mollipilosus Lynx canadensis subsolanus.

Latin Name Lynx canadensis
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location North America
Colour Silver Grey/Brown
Length 0.8 - 1 m (2.5 - 3.3 ft)
Tail 5 - 14 cms (2 - 5.5 inches)
Weight 8 - 14 Kgs (18 - 31 lbs)
Life Expectancy

15 Yrs (Wild)

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