Category: Lynx

Lynx feet

Infographic on lynx feet

Lynx feet are amazing; so large compared to other wild cats of the same size. Disproportionately large. I saw a nice photo which illustrates this necessary evolutionary feature and used it to create the...

Eurasian lynx size comparison with domestic cat

Lynx size compared to domestic cat

Put another way: how big is a lynx compared to a house cat? It depends on the species of lynx. There are four species: Canada, Iberian and Eurasian and the bobcat. The Eurasian is...

Eurasian lynx

Eurasian lynx- comprehensive page

Overview: The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is the largest of the European wildcats. It is also the largest of the subspecies of lynx of which the American bobcat is part. The other is the...

Canada lynx

Do Canada lynx attack humans?

Canada lynx do not attack humans unless there are exceptional circumstances such as rabies or perhaps a pet Canada lynx being provoked into defensively attacking their owner or a stranger in the home. This...

Canada lynx

Canada lynx hunting success rate

Canada lynx hunting success rate varies considerably between 9 and 54 percent. Snowshoe hares often account for 60-97% of the Canada lynx’s diet. The survivability of the Canada lynx is linked to the snowshoe...

Canada lynx

How big is a Canada lynx?

Canada lynx are medium-sized wild cats. Sometimes people refer to them as big cats but they are aren’t. They are larger than typical domestic cats but much smaller than the big cats such as...

Iberian lynx

How far do lynx travel?

Background There are actually three subspecies of lynx which is not specified in the question. So if I am going to answer the question fully I have to refer to each subspecies of lynx....

Iberian lynx

Iberian lynx is making a comeback

Concerned wild cat observers ask whether the Iberian lynx is endangered or even extinct. At one time, around 10 years ago, there was a real possibility that this rarest of wild cat species was...

Canada lynx

How far does a lynx travel?

I provide information on the daily travelling distances of the Canada lynx, Eurasian lynx, bobcat and Iberian lynx.

Wolf encounters Eurasian lynx in Belarus

Do wolves kill lynx?

Do wolves kill lynx? Yes. An alternative question would be ‘Can a lynx kill a wolf’ or ‘Where the lynx and wolf are sympatric (share the same landscape) which animal pushes the other out...

Eurasian lynx

Can a lynx kill a healthy adult human?

This is one of those debatable questions because as there are no records of lynx killing humans we have to speculate and theorise, which lends itself to debate and argument. The operative word is...

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