Northern Eurasian Lynx

INTRODUCTION

Lynx died out in the UK somewhere between four and ten thousand years ago and would have roamed the forests of Cumbria. During the winter they have a much thicker, lighter coloured coat, whereas during the summer their coat becomes much thinner and darker in colour. Our two cats are young brothers, called Elva and Caermote. They came from Whipsnade wild animal park where they were born in May 2011. Elva is the more confident cat whereas Cae is the shyer one. They are both named after local sites of interest where lynx would have been found.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Lynx lynx

Status:

Least concern

Size:

80 to130 cm

Weight:

8 to 15 Kg

Life Span in Wild:

17 years

Habitat:

Coniferous forest, thick scrub

Diet:

Carnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Game birds, rodents, small ungulates

Where Do I Live?

Western Europe to Siberia

Do I Have Any Predators?

Tigers, wolves

How Do I Live?

Crepuscular, mainly solitary

Why Am I Endangered?

Habitat loss, fragmentation and poaching for their fur are threats to Lynx numbers.

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