6 Majestic Facts About Lynx


Lynx is the most noticeable mammals around the globe. It is noted for its wanderlusts nature and often refers as the solitary cat. There are four species of lynx found around the world. Their short tail, bizarre ear and the large eye easily recognize lynx. The weight and the length vary with different species it can grow up to the length up to 70 centimeters and weight up to 30 kilograms (1).

Facts 


1. Species


The Eurasian lynx found around the Europe and the Siberian forest is the largest and the longest lynx in the world. Canadian lynx is found in North America. Iberian lynx is found in the southern Europe and was on the list of endangered species (2). Bobcat is found in North America.


2. Gestation Period


The gestation period is around 70 days, one to four kittens are born and the young stays with the mother for around a year. Sexual maturity is reached between two to three years of age.

3. Diet


Being carnivorous lynx prey upon the small organism like hare, mouse, bird, squirrels etc. There is an interesting research in the Hare and lynx cycle. They remain active during the night due to this sighting of the lynx during the day is difficult. It is essential for them to eat once every two to three days.

4. Predators


There are natural predators available for the lynx. The larger animals that prey in the lynx are Wolves, coyotes, and cougars. The most serious predator is the human that kills the lynx primarily to obtain the beautiful fur.


5. Life Expectancy


Life expectancy varies with the species. Life expectancy is around 15 years in captive it is reduced under the wild condition. 

6. Speed of the Lynx


Lynx can run around 65 kilometers per hour. The highest speed is observed while chasing the pray.


References


1.     Jackson, Peter (24 April 1997). "Eurasian lynx". lynx.uio.no. Retrieved on 27 December 2016.

2. Ward, Dan (2008-12-12). "LynxBrief" (PDF). IberiaNature. Retrieved on 27 December 2016.


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