Creatures Of Snow
Creatures that lurk in the snow.
Canadian Lynx (Lynx canadensis) lives in North America and is a member of the cat family Felidae, genus Lynx. It is a small wildcat (about 18 to 24 lbs and 31 to 41 inches in length) with a dense silvery brown cover. Like any lynx, they are distinct in that they have large paws, extremely long legs, and tufts of fur at the tips of their ears. It is a mostly solitary and nocturnal creature. They tend to take refugee in dense forests and hunt in heavy snow cover. They mostly dine on Snowshoe Hares (Lepus americanus), however they do eat other rodents and birds and have been known to take down deer on occasions. As the name implies, the Canada Lynx is found primarily in Canada but also is the US States of Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and because of a reintroduction program, Colorado where it had been extinct since the 1970s. Canada Lynx is considered of Least Concern on the Conservation Scale but, its cousin the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Is considered Critically Endangered and is the most endangered cat spieces in the world with about 84 to 143 adults left in the wild.