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Canada Lynx

June 8, 2022

The Canada Lynx is the most widespread cat in Canada. It is a solitary animal found anywhere in North America and Eurasia. The lynx travels only up to two miles per day and feeds on small animals such as rabbits, squirrels, mice and hares, with occasional carrion.

The lynx's fur is usually brown with black spots or stripes on its body, but it can also be pure white in winter to blend into the snowy surroundings.

Interesting Facts about the Canada Lynx

  • The Canada Lynx kills with its bare paws while hunting. This skill is unusual since, like the cheetah, this is done only with their teeth or claws in most other animals.
  • The Canada Lynx has two ears on each side of its head, and this difference makes it easy for it to hear prey from different directions and maintain its balance when leaping or running at high speed.
  • The Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) inhabits the boreal forests of North America and is a solitary cat.
  • It is the most prominent member of the lynx family and one of the giant cats in the world.
  • The Canada Lynx has large, powerful legs and paws to move over deep snow quickly.
  • It can reach speeds up to 37 km/h (23 mph), making it faster than all but a few other animals.
  • Its long tail helps it balance when running, jumping, or pouncing on its prey.
  • The Canada lynx has semi-retractable claws, which are somewhat unusual among cats.
  • It can also climb trees – most cats do not have this ability.
  • The Canada Lynx is mainly active at night and during early morning and late afternoon.

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