|Species:||canadensis (Canadian lynx)|
About 12 years in the wild; up to 26 years under human care
|Gestation:||56 to 70 days|
|Number of young at birth:||1 to 5 kittens, with 2 to 4 being most common|
|Age of maturity:||About 2 years for females, 2.5 years for males|
|Size:||26 to 42 in, tail length 2 to 5 in|
|Weight:||10 to 38 lbs|
|Size at birth:||4.5 to 15 oz depending on species|
|Description:||Known by the tuft of black hair on the tips of its ears and its short, or bobbed tail. Canadian lynx specifically has a unique black tail tip as well as extremely thick, light brown or gray fur with light spots.|
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- Found in North America
- Canadian lynx live in dense forests where their main prey item, the snowshoe hare is found. When the snowshoe hare population drops so does the Canadian lynx population.
- Canadian lynx are nocturnal
- The lynx is a stalk and ambush hunter
- Males are slightly larger than females