Tagged: ear tufts

Eurasian lynx (Balkans)

What are lynx ear tufts?

What are lynx ear tufts? Answer: they are tufts of hair (a bunch of hairs growing together) emerging out of the top of the ear flaps (pinnae) of the cat. The word ‘lynx’ in...

Bobcat's lynx tipped ears

Why do bobcats have tufted ears?

It is probable that bobcats and the lynx have tufted ears to allow clearer communication between cats. A cat’s ear flaps are used to communicate (as well as collect sounds) and large tufts assist in this process.

Lynx ear tufts

Why do lynx have ear tufts?

Lynx have prominent ear tufts because they help to communicate. That is my assessment. There is no official assessment. You can’t look up the answer in a book or on the internet; until this...


Why do caracals have tufts on their ears?

There are possibly two reasons why caracals have large, dark tufts on the tips of their ears. I say ‘possibly’ because I don’t think we know for sure. Also, you could ask why Maine...

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