Scientific Name: Lynx canadensis
Habitat: dense boreal forest
Diet: Snowshoe hare, rodents, birds, fish, deer
Life span: 15 to 20 years
Young: 1 to 5 per litter
Size: 5 to 17 kg (10 to 38 lbs)
The Canada Lynx is well adapted for hunting in the northern forests. Its wide furry paws distribute its weight over the snow and help it move quietly, even through the deep snow. Lynx are not fast runners so they have to be sneaky to catch their food. Sometimes they lie in hiding spots for several hours before pouncing on their prey.
One lynx may eat up to two hundred snowshoe hares in a year.