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1

How long is a Canada lynx?

Three feet.

2

How long is the tail of a Canada lynx?

4 inches.

3

How much does a Canada lynx weigh?

20 pounds.

4

What is the breeding season for the Canada lynx?

Early spring.

5

What is the gestation period of the Canada lynx in months?

2 months

6

what is the average litter of a Canada lynx?

3 kittens

7

How many years do Canada lynx kittens stay with their mother?

One.

8

True or false? Canada lynx will form groups with their siblings after they've left mom.

True.

9

How many years old are Canada lynxes when they are mature?

2 years

10

What is the life expectancy for a Canada lynx?

16 years

11

What is the range and habitat of the Canada lynx?

Northern United States and Canada in pine forest and tundra.

12

What does the Canada lynx prey on?

Mainly snowshoe hare, but also rodents, bird,s fish, and young deer.

13

Are Canada lynxes solitary?

Yes.

14

Are Canada lynxes nocturnal?

Yes.

15

Do Canada lynxes prefer to climb trees or stalk the ground?

Stalk the ground.

16

True or false? Lynxes are afraid of water.

False. They can swim across rivers in search of new prey.

17

Why are the feet of the Canada lynx so wide?

They act like snowshoes.

18

Why do Canada lynxes have short tails?

It allows them to dig through brush without it getting snagged.

19

What other species does the population of the Canada lynx change with?

The snowshoe hare.

20

What are some predators of the Canada lynx?

Cougars, wolves, wolverines, and humans.

21

What is the conservation status of the Canada lynx?

Least concern.

22

What are the two main threats to the Canada lynx?

Habitat destruction and hunting.

23

True or false? The IUCN is considering listing the Canada lynx as threatened.

True.

24

What are people doing to protect the Canada lynx?

They are protecting the forest in which it lives and reintroducing them to the wild.

25

How are lynx different from bobcats?

Lynx are larger and have longer ear tufts, legs, and fur.

26

Where is the only place the habitat of the lynx and bobcat overlap?

Oregon.

27

True or false? Bobcats are more aggressive than lynx.

True.

28

What did ancient cultures admire the lynx for?

Its keen eyesight.

29

Where did the name "lynx" come from?

The Greek word meaning "to see".

30

Who was Lynceus?

A Greek hero who could see through things.

31

What was the Academy of the Lynxes?

A secret society formed to seek truth and dispel ignorance.

32

Who was the most famous member of the Academy of the Lynxes?

Galileo.

33

What did Native Americans believe the lynx was?

A wise problem solver and keeper of secrets.

34

How old is the common ancestor of the puma and the lynx?

7 million years

35

How do Canada lynxes mark territory?

Scent marking and tree scratching.

36

True or false? Canada lynx have been seen cooperating to catch prey.

True. Some lynx will flush prey out while others wait to catch it.