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Canada lynx
Canada lynx
(Lynx canadensis)

The Canada and Eurasian lynx are both listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List, however the  Iberian (or Spanish) lynx is listed as Critically Endangered.  The population in estimated at  1200 in Spain and 100 in Portugal.  They could decline 20 percent in  the next 10 years due to habitat loss and reduced numbers of their main  prey species, the European rabbit.  The Canada lynx is becoming very  rare in the northern United States due to hunting, habitat destruction,  and competition with the more aggressive bobcat.  The Canada lynx is  smaller than the Eurasian (aka Siberian) and more gray in coloration.   Also highly dependent on rabbits, lynx populations closely follow those  of rabbits.  The Eurasian, Iberian, and Canada lynxes are separate  species, not subspecies.

Sex: Female
Born: May 16 2016
Arrived at EFBC: June 2017 from the Montreal Biodome
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Favorite Enrichment: Large produce boxes, frozen whole prey
Wishlist item: Cat Toy
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