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Canadian Lynx

Canadian Lynx

Canadian Lynx
Photographer: Art G

Canadian Lynx Range Map (N America)
Canadian Lynx Range Map (N America)
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)

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.


Canadian Lynx are found in the forested areas of Alaska, Canada and northern USA. They are solitary and mainly nocturnal.


Canadian Lynx mainly feed on rodents, hares and birds.


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.


Humans are predators of Canadian Lynx.


Subspecies of the Canadian Lynx include:

Lynx canadensis canadensis
Lynx canadensis mollipilosus
Lynx canadensis subsolanus

Interesting Facts

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

Similar Animals

Iberian Lynx
Eurasian Lynx


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