Advice on what to do if you find an injured or orphaned small wild cat in America

Canada lynx cub

This is specifically about finding a wild cat that’s been injured. I make that clear because Google can sometimes get mixed up between feral cats and wild cats. There will be a completely different approach to meeting a feral cat that’s been injured and a wild cat that’s been injured. Contact the professionals: first …

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Canada lynx group hunting improves success rates (Infographic)

Lynx hunting snowshoe hare

Sources: Wild Cats of the World by the Sunquists. Specifically:

  • Breton study: GR Parker Winter Habitat use and hunting activities of lynx 1981
  • Newfoundland: Saunders JK – Movements and activities of the lynx in Newfoundland 1963
  • Yukon: O’Donoghue et al – Behavioural responses of coyote and lynx to the snowshoe cycle 1998.

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The enormous paws of the Canada lynx are a good example of evolution (natural selection)

The Canada lynx paws are huge and have evolved through natural selection as espoused by Charles Darwin to allow the animal to survive in deep snow in Canada.

This wonderful photograph of a Canada lynx padding its way through snow amply illustrates the enormous paws of this medium-sized wild cat weighing approximately 8-11 kg. It is a wild cat species which closely resembles the bobcat but the paws of the bobcat are much smaller because it has not evolved to live in …

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Infographic on lynx feet

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 infographic below. The information comes from Wild Cats of the World. Below the infographic are links to some more articles …

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First recorded black (melanistic) Canada lynx captured on video

Melanistic (black) Canada lynx

The journal Mammalia has a very interesting post (republished by De Gruyter, I believe). It contains a video of what might be a unique black Canada lynx. I say “unique” because the author of the article and my research indicates that up until now this cat is unique. There’s been no other record of …

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