Canadian lynx has paws the size of human hands

The Canadian lynx may even resemble a domestic cat, but the similarities are only in appearance. The feline inhabits the forests of North America near the Arctic and may have paws the size of a human hand!

Naturally adapted to the cold weather and the snow that covers the ground, their paws work like snow boots. Its body and tail are not large, but its long legs and impressive paws help with locomotion, allowing for ease of movement and grip.


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The canadian lynx

Bobcats are territorial animals that inhabit forests of cold climate. Its habitat extends from Alaska to Canada, reaching some northern parts of the United States. To catch the Canadian lynx in your home is usually quite difficult. Animals are known for discretion, and encounters with humans are quite rare.

A curiosity about the animal is its ability to produce a variety of distinctive sounds, especially during mating season and during territorial fights.

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Their food is based on small rodents, hares and birds. The Canadian lynx usually hunts at night, and has a habit of leaving no remains of its prey behind. If necessary, the animal “keeps” prey slaughtered in the snow, and returns to consume the rest later. Because it is not very fast, the lynx uses as a hunting tactic to hide and wait until its prey is close enough for the attack.

Preservation of the species

Fortunately, the species is not endangered in Canada. However, the loss of territory and hunting for the fur trade has diminished the number of Canadian lynx, especially in the United States. In addition, due to the cold nature of its habitat, climate change may affect the species in the future. In recent years, organizations concerned about declining animal numbers have emerged in an effort to re-establish the population.