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.

Eurasian lynx- comprehensive page

Eurasian lynx

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. The habitat is typically forest and includes the rocky hillsides of northern Europe, Russia and central Asia. The …

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Canada lynx hunting success rate

Canada lynx

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 hare as it dominates its livelihood. The population cycle of the snowshoe hare therefore affects the Canada lynx’s hunting success …

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