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Canada Lynx Photo

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.

Fun Fact

One lynx may eat up to two hundred snowshoe hares in a year.

 

Range

Canada Lynx Range Photo

Range: Canada

Status

Least concern

Status: Least concern

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Email attractions@edmonton.ca

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